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My weekend...

Monday, February 21, 2011

So, I am home "sick" today. I feel so-so, but yesterday was rough.

I had a medic intercept in the morning, so I left my friends and headed to the ski area. The patient didn't need a medic so I sent the patient with the on-duty crew and went back to spending time with my best friend from high school and her family.

Last night... all I can say is wow. We had a two vehicle car wreck plus 2 ski accidents that were both femur/hip fractures.

My patient was over a mile (maybe 2 miles... I'm not sure. She said she had been lying there for close to 2 hours) into the back country. It was dark, it was raining/freezing rain. Fortunately we were able to access the patient by snowmobile and sled. In summary, I got home after 11PM last night. I had to do this. My dad took the other femur. It was like a parade of ambulances from our county to the hospital.

I'm going to try to work from home a little later on.

Love you friends,
Janette

  
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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/22/2011 2:37PM

    You deserve a good fire in the stove, some hot tea, a nice long nap...

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BEACHGIRL76 2/22/2011 10:23AM

    Sounds like a rough day. I hope it's less eventful today! lol Get some rest and take care of yourself. :)

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APPLEADAY2010 2/22/2011 9:02AM

    aww that is really sad about the patient lying there all that time. You are really good to do the job that you do. Sending you warm hugs and smiles. xx emoticon

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/21/2011 1:00PM

  Wow...it would be so cool to see you in action! I agree with you, too bad we don't live closer!

I hope you are able to get some rest today, it's sounds like you desperately need it!

Big Hugs...Robin

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BURGHGIRL 2/21/2011 12:39PM

    You are an amazing person. Seriously. I have worked in medicine, but I was always on the receiving end in the hospital. You do the hard job and go out there and get those people. I commend you and have so much respect for you and your dad. Take your time off and relax....it sounds like you need it. And when I go skiing for the first time in a month, I hope there is someone kind like you to rescue me if (when) I crash! LOL. Sooooo not looking forward to this ski trip, can you tell?

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JOHNTJ1 2/21/2011 12:12PM

    You will most likely get tired of me saying this over and over but I am always grateful ,when I read your blogs, that there are people like you in this world who are there to help the rest of us and do so in a most unselfish way.

I sat for a moment and wondered how I would have felt, lying there in the dark, my leg all busted up and this sinking feeling inside of me that no one would find me. Then there is a light, a voice and the reassurance that I was going to be okay.

You rescue us and in the process you help heal the cracks and strains that rest on our psyches. We dont think about you too very often because most of us will never need you.

I find assurance in the fact that if I am ever lying alone in the cold and dark and hurt there will be a Janette, wandering through the darkness to find me.

Most sincerely my dear friend, thank you for all the sacrifices you make for us.

Hope you feel better soon.

Mucho Love

John

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My weekend...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My best friend is visiting with her husband, 2 kids and 3 dogs. I've been real busy!

More tomorrow!

  
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APPLEADAY2010 2/21/2011 5:46AM

    Hiya xx I hope you had a great weekend! 2 kids and 2 digs! I bet you were very busy but had lots of fun :-) Semding you lots of smiles and spark - I hope you have a great week. xx emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/20/2011 4:12PM

    Have so much fun!

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Shorts and t-shirts weather!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I ran in shorts and a t-shirt today!

AND

I did a speed check to see where I was with my 5k. I have fared well over the winter... I ran 9:50/miles today. I know its supposed to be my easy day, but I had to test the water... and it felt GOOOOOOD.

Actually, I was getting a little crampy at that pace, but wanted to keep it up.

Have a great hump day!
Janette

  
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REALLY_ROBIN 2/18/2011 1:31PM

  You rock girl...keep it going. I hope the weather continues to be good for you...I know you love getting outside! Hugs, Robin

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BEACHGIRL76 2/16/2011 2:45PM

    Awesome job! I just started the SP 5k program..well I start tonight! It's warm out! 61 degrees! Woo hoo! That's a fast mile! You go girl!

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List...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I am back to making my lists. I hadn't been for about a week and I noticed that I wasn't really accomplishing anything when I got home from work, so yesterday and today I started writing lists. I started calling them "today I want to" and changed them to "today I will". I didn't want to have an "out".

Yesterday was a bust for me. I felt pretty under the weather and was worried that I had whatever my Dad has. I went to bed early and only woke up once in the middle of the night, which is pretty good for me.

I am determined to run today. Its supposed to be clear and 45 here. My program says bike trainer and yoga, but I flip flopped today and yesterday so that I'm lifting and running today. I still don't feel 100%, but I need to get back on the wagon after being a slacker for 4 days.

Ok, back to work.
Hugs,
Janette

  
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VEACHXCL 2/16/2011 12:16PM

    A slacker? Yeah right, can't even picture that with you!! Best of luck today!
Chris

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LOSER05 2/15/2011 10:54AM

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Monday monday... nah nah, nah na nah nah...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Even though I'm exhausted, I'm in pretty good spirits:

I got off my shift on time again last night (we did have a pretty bad call in the evening, but it turned out somewhat okay).

I eventually got a nap in for about a half hour.

I slept most of the night. We got paged for a fire at the nursing home. They paged all the fire depts and our dept was the farthest out, so I didn't go. I felt guilty, but I don't think I would have been any help. The page was at 02220.

I made it to work on time. I plan to run at lunch, although the weather isn't looking real promising... windy and rain forecasted. Maybe the treadmill is in my future this evening.

My Dad came down with a stomach bug. Apparently, he tossed his cookies during the end of his shift yesterday and was so bad off that my Mom had to go get him. She said he was running a fever this morning and wasn't going to work. I think that's the first day of work my Dad has missed ever. I'm praying he didn't give it to me.

Ok, happy Monday, I have tax maps to update!
Janette

  
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REALLY_ROBIN 2/14/2011 11:46AM

  Happy Valentine's Day, Janette and Happy Monday...Hope you have a great week and don't get what your Dad has! Hugs, Robin

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APPLEADAY2010 2/14/2011 9:12AM

    Hiya xx Hope your dad feels better soon! Good luck on the treadmill tonight - I am going to do the same too. Hope you have a good MOnday xx emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 2/14/2011 8:30AM

    And a very happy Monday to you also.

I love your blogs because they contain the scent I identify as the fabric of life. you revel in so much of the day-to-day. It all becomes so special to you.

You are a wise woman indeed.

PS Hope ya get to run

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