First, what IS a pre-existing condition? It’s a health problem you had before the date that your health insurance went into effect. This makes it CRITICAL for people with chronic illnesses, allergies, major diseases to never have lapses in health … Continue reading “Pre-existing Conditions” Under the AHCA
I am trying to get into the habit of writing something here every day, even if it is just a sentence. So bear with me, faithful readers! Apps I Use and Like Understand that to recommend an app, I *really* … Continue reading My Top 10 Smartphone Apps
1. We wear hot uniforms. So hot that we melt in the summer. 2. We pick you up. Like every good date, we meet you at your house and carry your bags. And then pick you up and carry you … Continue reading 20 Reasons Why EMTs are Sexy
I live and work in an area with many bicyclists. I even ride my bike in the city streets from time to time. As a driver, I am safe, courteous, attentive, and not opposed to sharing the road… IF certain … Continue reading 9 Things Bicyclists Need to Know
The first holiday sale ads are out, and soon the season of sales, shopping lists, and stress will be here. I’ve already seen 2 back-to-back commercials for completely different products using the same Christmas carol, with the lyrics modified to … Continue reading The Best Gift Ideas for Anyone
First Aid Kit is not just a good up and coming band! They are essential tools anyone can use. You can buy small, basic first aid kits in any drug store. May of us bought one years ago and have it … Continue reading Make a First Aid Kit
Can identify sirens down to the type of truck they’re on, and always have a comment about how the driver is using them. Appreciate people with good veins, and compliment them. DO “Run on Dunkin’.” Get confused when people talk about … Continue reading You Know You’re an EMT If You…
Empty your pockets. What do you find? My work uniform is cargo pants and a shirt with roomy pockets, so I stuff all my pockets with what I need on a call that isn’t in one of the on scene bags. … Continue reading The Things She Carries
And Drama Doc is BACK! I’ve been busy these last few weeks focusing on finishing up my third rider time, and starting my proper job as a second rider. I’ve seen a lot that I’ve wanted to write about! At the end of every shift I always think about all the firsts I’ve had that day. Everything is so new, so most calls are a learning experience, especially the emergency calls. Continue reading A List of Firsts
Things I’ve learned so far:
1. Your partner can make or break your day.
2. I am braver than I thought.
3. I shouldn’t tell my friends stories from work.
4. Nursing homes are either really sad or really swanky.
5. Staying healthy in this job will be a challenge. Continue reading Things I’ve learned so far