Stupid Humans

We humans really are not very smart when it comes to our bodies. Even educated people, people who devote their lives to the study of health, medicine, and nutrition make poor choices about their own bodies. It’s still astonishing to me how many doctors, nurses, and EMTs smoke and how poorly they eat. But many in these professions can do it; they make sacrifices elsewhere in their schedules and reprioritize things in order to make room for healthy lifestyle habits. I am currently struggling with this. BUT… it never occurred to me that my patient’s poor choices would shock me. Some of my patients are in line to win a Darwin award one day. Of course I don’t lecture them, I don’t shake them. I point out the logical better options, take care of them, and get them to the hospital because that’s my job. Then I come home and blog about it. Continue reading Stupid Humans

A List of Firsts

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