ROCK_CLIMBER2's SparkPeople Blog ROCK_CLIMBER2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Great day Had a great day today. After a very long stressful couple weeks and multiple very long boring lectures. I passed my first International Trauma Life Support class and got a 91% on the written test. Had to retest on the practical skills station because I forgot to obtain a SAMPLE history and a blood glucose level. Oh well. At least I aced the second one. Think my nerves got to me and skipped right over it. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:34:16 EST Why me Every once in a while I just have to sit back and say "why me". I believe that God won't give me anything that I can't handle and it takes a day like today to remind me to give up all my worries and troubles to him. When I first started typing this entry I had forgot that. <BR> <BR> Thank you Jesus for keeping me, my crew, and my patients safe today. Please be with my coworkers tonight and delivery home to their families. Amen Wed, 5 Jan 2011 23:58:32 EST Another Monday Haven't quite gotten the hang of blogging yet. However, I am gonna keep trying it until somebody begs me to stop. <BR> <BR> I digress. Today was an average Monday for me, class went well. I stacked firewood for a few hours and feeling pretty good. But, I did manage to pinch a finger and got hit in the shins by a runaway block. Still not too shabby. Helped out in the Emergency Department for a few minutes before settling down for a few minutes with the free wifi and my laptop to catch up on a... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:20:28 EST Thanksgiving I do have a lot to be thankful for this year. <BR> My two boys are healthy. I have a great job that I like look forward to going to. My <BR> advanced EMT class is going well (haven't started cardiology yet :-(). My family is healthy. I have a deer in the freezer. <BR> <BR> But the best thing is that I have lost 34 pounds so far, and I feel great. I have so many positive things going in my life but my ex keeps finding new and inventive ways to push my buttons. I "unprogram" buttons but she ... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:23:06 EST Before these crowded halls Here I am walking into the emergency room at my local hospital. About to begin my third clinical rotation for my advanced EMT course. In New York there is a certification level between Intermediate and Paramedic. <BR> Turned out to be a very busy day. The nurses and doctors did everything they could to give me a chance at hands on experience. I must have spent 9 out of the 10 hours I was there on my feet. <BR> It turned out to be a very humbling experience but I was able to pull inspiration... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 20:02:17 EST