That’s Not What I Meant – Part 2

My partner and I got called for a transfer to take a patient who’s a paraplegic to the hospital for an assessment by a doctor.  We got dispatched early and ended up in the waiting room just outside the doctor’s office.  So to pass the time, we started chatting and somehow the topic of massage … Continue reading

Dope

Responded to the jail cells the other day for an overdose/intoxication: Pt: “I got dope on me. Here let me show you” Reaches with his hand underneath his pants to his crotch. Me: “Oh no, no, that’s okay, we don’t need to see your dope.” (Thank goodness it went no further than that)

To Give or Not to Give

**Before I start this post, I would like to thank all the support from my readers.  I have stopped posting for a while due to personal issues that I had to deal with.  I have to say that your support has been very encouraging.  Thank you. I got jolted out of my sleep as my … Continue reading

Surreal

The other day, a friend of mine messaged me on facebook chat and told me he just had the coolest yet worse call he’s been to so far.  When I further inquired on his call, he tells me how he responded to a fatal MVI (Motor Vehicle Incident), upon arrival the two people in the … Continue reading

Back

**Note:  This is a personal post and not meant as advice in any way on how to cope with a bad call.  I do highly recommend seeking CISD, as it was very helpful from my personal experience. So I have been on a writing hiatus for a good several months.  I believe I did mention … Continue reading

A 400m Waterfall

I don’t remember how I got there, my mind is a haze.  I find myself staring at the edge of a waterfall, watching the rush of white water roar over the mysterious ledge.  I looked around, what am I doing here?  Why am I wearing four layers of clothing plus a ski jacket, and mittens … Continue reading

A Bruise–Part I

Short post based on a real call.  Something to get the brain juices going a tiny bit. You were watching the basketball finals in a gymnasium.  Both teams had played great, the game had ended and you were just about to leave when you notice a lady on the ground by the bleachers.  You decided … Continue reading

Happiness is a Choice

A lot of things has happened to me in the last month.  It has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, it got me thinking a little bit more about life, death, happiness, sadness, and people we interact with every day.  It got me asking, what is happiness and what makes others happy … Continue reading

Brush with Death

January has been a stressful month, yesterday has been even more so.  I was driving on the highway to work.  Everything went as the usual, I was just two exits away from my destination when a vehicle decided to merge into my lane, a little too tight for my comfort.  It was no big deal … Continue reading

Rough Patch

Yesterday was my blog’s third anniversary and it also happened to be my Primary Care Paramedic convocation 🙂  Although it was kind of strange having my convocation nine months after I’ve finished my course, it was really nice being able to catch up with my classmates and to have that hard earned diploma in my … Continue reading

  • Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. -Tom Krause