It was 525949 Minutes ago today that I went under the knife to repair a ruptured C6-C7 disc. That is also pretty much how long it has been since I was last allowed on an ambulance. That was until yesterday, when I received the good word that I am officially Buy generic viagra pills off light duty. I am no longer bound by restrictions and in the words of my smiling Orthopedic Surgeon “As far as I’m concerned, you can do what ever the hell you want to”.
So that’s it folks, after one year to the day I am back to “normal”, now I just wait to figure out my schedule and inevitable return to the road.
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We all know that the movie and television industries portrayal of Emergency Medical Services has been few/fair between and it has been less than impressive when they have tried. Frankly speaking, from a realistic perspective it has viagra online cheap been down right awful. The last specific attempt was this show called Trauma which aired only one season on NBC in 2009 and focused on a group of paramedics in San Francisco. If you couldn’t tell by its short-lived airing of a single season, it was dismal and tanked. Now whether it was the horrendously unrealistic and almost constant action packed calls they were on or the terrible acting who knows. The fact remains it likely had terrible ratings and thus wasn’t worth renewal. Now comes the newest attempt at portraying all that is EMS.
The American adaptation of the UK series which was based on the book Blood, Sweat & Tea by Brian Kellett which much like the new series was also called Sirens. Sirens on USA Network is directed by Denis Leary and sets to premier March 6th at 10pm
Now, I was able to watch a few episodes of the UK series when it first came out, and thought is was simply great. It was an interesting take on EMS for the public, one which they may not have been ready for. This may be a reason why the UK version was not set for a second season. It was a dark comedy that dealt with the every day shake your head moments of EMS, along with the ways in which we experience and deal with the things we see on the streets. Sure it may not be a show for everyone, I sure hope it is in the least a show for the EMS community to get behind, in the case it is as funny the trailer leads to believe.
Maybe in some way EMS can become a bit more of an interest to the public and least they can have a bit better of an understanding of what we deal with. Is Sirens going to be the cream of the crop when it comes to EMS based shows? Who Knows, but in hopes that it wont be taking the profession to seriously, it has to be better than what’s been done before.
With a little less than a month until I reach the anniversary of my surgery and all which it entailed, I have been feeling extremely anxious and confused. I am trying to learn from the experience in hopes to learn and never repeat. So much has happened in the past year medically that has shown to myself how strong and resilient I can be. I have felt the darkest depression I have ever known, the deepest regret, and the deepest sadness. I had also felt great honor, pride, and genuine euphoria. I experienced the feeling of defeat and lose of hope but I also know the empowering sense of struggle and drive to never give up for fear of it happening again. I understand the agony of not being able to do the simplest of task, and the sense of pride in achievement of something not done before. I have a greater respect to the capacity of friendships and the willingness of strangers to do something for someone they had never known before. I have learned some insight into the frailty of the human condition and the tangibility of Buy cialis pills the human spirit.
As I have been doing some insightful soul-searching and generalized research, I have come to realize a traumatic event does not doom us in our life indefinitely, sometimes it is a spring-board to something else. A lot of talk goes on about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, but not much into this idea of Post Traumatic growth, which the five conceptual realizations of which are.
1. My Priorities have changed, I’m not afraid to do what makes me happy
2. I feel closer to my friends and family
3. I understand my self better, I know who I really am now
4. I have a new sense of meaning and purpose
5. I am better able to focus on my dreams and goals
Where I have cialis online not come as far with this list as I may have thought on my good days, I have gotten much farther than I thought I would on my bad day’s. I still have much to figure out but have learned so much and chalk that up to decent insight of personal growth. If nothing else I have learned a remarkable and freeing attitude towards that which I have no control over this past year.
Life is neither inherently good nor bad, it merely IS what it IS.