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A year later… From devastation to a new life

3 July 2014

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One year ago today, I received devastating news. I went to my doctor for worsening back and leg pain (sciatica), and came out with a diagnosis of spondylolisthesis, a condition where one part of my spine slipped past another. Essentially, a broken back. I spent most of the next few months learning exactly how BAD […]

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An Open Letter to G6 Hospitality LLC (Motel 6)

23 June 2014

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Dear G6 Hospitality (aka Motel 6), Your company has a major problem. You do not value your guests. In fact, your company seems to thrive on taking advantage of people. I and my staff stayed at one of your locations June 11-15. The location was the Gilroy, CA Motel 6. On June 12th and again […]

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Recovery continues

23 June 2014

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I’ve been walking more, starting to bend and flex more (Within the limits imposed by my neurosurgeon), and have been able to lift up to 18 pounds. Longest walk was 5 miles. Today marks the first day I am back at work in the high rise at the day job. I actually started back last […]

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The Last Shifts… for now

28 April 2014

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This last weekend shift was a bit melancholy for me. With my spinal fusion surgery looming on Wednesday, this last week was my last EMS shifts for at least the next 3-6 months. Being the owner of an EMS provider, I can sometimes control the shifts I work. So, I chose to work a mountain […]

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Paramedic Postponed

22 April 2014

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I was supposed to be a paramedic by now. As were many members of my class. We got stuck in this black hole of a lack of internships during and after our didactics and clinicals. That sucked enough. And delayed my internship by more than a year. But… Spondylolisthesis SUCKS. Did you hear me? IT […]

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