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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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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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An advanced apology to my friends and family

17 January 2012

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With my acceptance into the Paramedic Academy, this next year will mean incredible change for me. It means my life will boil down to school, work, and sleep (In that order of priority). If you are reading this, and you are a paramedic already, you know exactly what I mean. If not, this is a […]

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Permission for happiness

22 August 2010

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As many of you know, I was widowed 6 years ago, when my husband passed away from complications of renal failure and overt septic shock. Since then, I have grown in ways I never thought I would. I finished my bachelor’s degree in Biology (Microbiology), began work as a scientist full-time, and I began to […]

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Las Vegas Trip

11 January 2010

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Last Wednesday, I took off for Las Vegas, to attend the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Aside from the show, my family lives there, so it affords me the opportunity to visit them as well, which I always love. The drive out there was actually quite nice. I didn’t see the sun until I got onto […]

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