Thankful for Employment

This morning, I’m reviewing several nursing home patients’ medical records, prior to completing their initial psychological evaluations. I’m very thankful to be working again, even though it is just part-time. It’s very rewarding to be using my clinical assessment skills again.

I have always enjoyed working with geriatric patients. They are deeply appreciative of receiving individualized attention and support. Although I am decades younger than these residents, I can definitely personally relate to the intense losses that they’ve experienced, secondary to the development of serious medical problems.

I admit that I feel somewhat rusty in performing these initial psychological evaluations, given the length of time that has elapsed since I was last employed as a clinical psychologist (five full years). Although I feel very fatigued this morning, my recently increased MS symptoms continue to be less severe. I’m enormously grateful for not having developed a full-blown MS relapse.

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