Surgery… and recovery starts

10 May 2014

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April 30, 2014… I was scared shitless. Seriously. I damn near turned around on my way into the hospital. Jon, my roommate, friend, and appointed patient advocate, was my point of strength. He reminded me I needed to to this. I knew without the surgery, my career in EMS was over. Permanently. This surgery was […]

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From provider to patient

7 January 2014

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How many of you have become a patient since becoming involved in EMS? More than just a minor injury or illness? I know of providers who have battled cancer, major injuries (One of my friends is currently coming back from being hit by a car while on his scooter off-duty.), and other major illnesses. I […]

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Getting back to MTB riding

12 January 2013

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I made a decision last year that I REALLY wanted to get back to MTB riding. I enjoy it, as it gives me a chance to get away from just about everything, ride my bike off the road (If you have never ridden on an MTB trail, you are seriously missing something), feel FREE, see […]

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(The lack of) Customer Service

10 August 2012

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Recently, I dealt with a problem: A serious lack of customer service. I was at a local large chain pharmacy the other day. I went in there for one thing: A single scoop of ice cream. I walked over to the ice cream counter. There was nobody there, customer or employee. There were people in […]

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8 years later…

1 August 2012

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… and I still miss him terribly. For a few reasons, this year’s anniversary of Rory’s death has been tougher on me than previous. I knew going into the academy would mean a lot of sacrifice and time, but I didn’t realize how, at times, it would take such a toll emotionally on me. First, […]

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