It's been a rough month. I switched to nightshift at the end of October--Halloween and Daylight Savings ended on my 2nd night. Normally, when I go to nightshift, I roll right into keeping the same schedule on my days (nights) off so that I can get accustomed to a regular sleep schedule. That has yet to happen and I don't see it happening at all. Three days after starting the schedule, I had a 9:30am appointment. Didn't get to sleep until 1pm and had to be up at 6:15pm--my get-up time for my 8pm shifts.
Almost had a sleep schedule down that week and then I had a 0800-1200 class on the 12th. This really put me on the path to sleeping like a dayshifter again. Five days later, another 9am appointment. Then, on the 22nd, I had a meeting to attend for part-time job...at 9am. Got home to a message that my grandmother--my mom's stepmom--had passed away. Called my brother. Called other family members. Finally fell asleep around 3pm. Up at 6:15pm.
Two days later, attempted to do my 8am PT test but a migraine had other plans for me. Did go to a 1pm doctor's appointment that afternoon. The PT test got rescheduled to a few days from now...at 2:30pm...go figure. This is the second reschedule. We'll see. As it was, I had a 9am doctor's appointment and I'm still not on a night shift sleep schedule so I think I got four hours of sleep today, before shift, after sleeping like a dayshifter Sunday night. Ugh.
Two weeks and I'll be on vacation--no need to sleep on dayshift then. Hell, I have only six days of work between now and then and there's no stretch of more than three. Why should I even try to sleep during the day. Ugh. Again.
January brings about a week of nights and then I'm having surgery with a couple weeks of convalescent leave. Won't need to sleep during the day then either. I should just go to dayshift but, then, I wouldn't get anything done that I've been doing at work. lol.
Back to the grind.