A conversation I had tonight with a very good friend of mine made me think of two older posts that you may not have read. TheyíreÖ well theyíre very personal posts, but I still read them from time to time when I need to put stuff in my head other than the crap that usually floats around in there these days. Replacing over-thought-about current sadness with past sadness? Who knows if thatís healthy, but sometimes it just has to happen.
Anyway, these two posts are worth a read I think, if you donít mind an old medic rambling about people he didnít save in years past.
Thanks, friend. I needed to think about these things tonight.
My firstÖ – My very first cardiac arrest patient
In an Instant – A perspective on a tragic death of a young person after years on the street
Maybe Iíll elaborate on these posts tomorrowÖ tonightís not the night for it. Iím on duty and the bunk is calling. Who knew that Iíd be shaped so much by my career? It is nights like these where Iím sure that Iím motivated to be a paramedic by things way more important than moneyÖ Not that Iíve ever been not sure of that factÖ and not that thereís ever really been enough money to convince me otherwise.
Anyway, enjoy the above links. Theyíre in my brain tonight. I hope you like them.