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“How’s the weather outside?”   We were packed into the elevator like sardines.  Myself, Blue Eyes, the bariatric stretcher and two Nurses. Blue Eyes and I answered simultaneously.  He told them that it was beautiful.  “Sunny and warm.”  I told them that it was miserable outside and to be happy that they were stuck indoors on […]

For Little Red

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  I can remember the exact moment that I knew I needed to work in EMS.  The precise moment.  The moment that my son was choking in front of me.  The moment that I realized I had no idea how to help him.  The fire fighters that came to Nick’s rescue inspired me with their […]

I'm reclaiming my blog.

I started this mess as a way to express myself. Sure, the blog title itself is EMS related, but I didn’t create it specifically for EMS purposes. It was supposed to be an outlet for me.  I started writing on Myspace for crying out loud! This was supposed to be a place to celebrate the little things […]

Good GOD, I'm getting old.

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So… Tonight…My youngest… She Who Rules. The one who looked… Oh… Like this when I started blogging:

Becoming the Patient II

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I guess what I didn’t realize was that I wasn’t just a patient through this battle. I was a fixer still. I just had to fix myself.

Becoming the Patient

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I felt fine, and the vertigo never did return. I didn’t even mention it to my family. I figured it was just another less than graceful move by yours truly. I had no idea it was the first step on a long journey.

30 Day Challenge…

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Folks, I have hit a wall. Despite the literally HUNDREDS of blogable moments I’ve had in the last several months, I’ve found myself suffering from a severe case of writers block. I’m really not sure what that’s all about, all I know is that I’m working on it.  In the meantime, I’ve stumbled across a […]


Being a baby medic is a very scary thing for me. I take my job seriously… Becoming a medic has brought on a whole new level of responsibility, and I don’t take it lightly. And I shouldn’t… I know that.

It Gets Better.

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This is in response to the string of recent suicides by teenagers (gay and straight) being terrorized in school.  This is for Asher, and Billy, and Justin, and Seth, and Tyler… And for anyone, anywhere who feels like they’re not fitting in.  If you’re feeling like the hell you’re going through is NEVER going to end. […]

New Digs

I’m back I’m sorry that I’ve been so quiet lately… I truly believe I just needed a little Medic School cool off period. I’m all good now. You might have noticed that I’ve moved over to the JEMS Fire/EMS blog network, and I’m in some fantastic company!  Ambulance Driver (Not just my Blogfather, THE Blogfather), […]

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Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Is it wrong to actualy be aroused by a pair of boots. These are o my must have list now. Thanks Epi you rock.
2013-12-25 15:38:54
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
I carrier mail for a living, walking for 5 hrs a day, good for that kind of work?
2013-11-22 13:17:15
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Love this review. Thanks for sharing so much info. I may have to try these boots out on my next tour.
2013-11-21 13:53:38
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Some of the other styles come in women's all the way down to size 5!
2013-11-15 15:23:54
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Rebecca, thanks for the comment! Maybe I can have one of my coworkers write a review of their boots, I work with a few girls with tiny feet who are pretty happy with their boots.
2013-11-13 20:12:32