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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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Failure is NOT an option

6 May 2013

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The past few months have been a bit trying on me. And making me feel like I was failing. Not school-wise. Back in February, I crashed my MTB. Ended up in the ER, who let me know my hand/thumb/wrist was not broken. OK. Bruising goes away… Then the realization that it wasn’t going away began […]

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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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Elbow Update: I am hardware free!

6 February 2010

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I went to a massage appointment today, mostly to get the crud out of my muscles. I picked up a bug recently, and was left pretty sore everywhere by it. But I had the CMT work on my left arm as well (not around the elbow, but all the muscles around it), and my shoulder. […]

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