I did it! After almost two weeks on overnights, I have finally fallen into a schedule where I go to work, come home and sleep for a solid 7-8 hours, then have a 2-3 hours before I have to go back in. It’s not much fun, but it is restful, and for the last two nights I wouldn’t have been able to tell you that 4AM wasn’t 4PM, except for the whole dark sky and quiet hospital thing.
And yes of course, this is my last night. And in fact, I’ll have to wake myself up by noon or 1 tomorrow if I’m to get a normal night’s sleep tomorrow. Go figure.