See I really am "always being a paramedic first." My daughter said that once when she was 16 because I can't help notice things and in this case wonder what he did to his arm. Then think 'He shouldn't be holding a drink in that hand, should he?'Macphoenix wrote:frenchwriter wrote:Perhaps can you see my precious stamp from RDA...
Very proud to have mine.
And some pictures from my "too much ancien" phone, unfortunately (bad quality)
beautiful! thank you
I broke my hand once and did it so bad that holding anything was impossible and it took me 9 weeks after they removed the cast just to be able to bend my fingers again. It was the worst break the doctor ever saw, he claims, although I find that hard to believe since it was a closed (not open) fracture. The bone cracked all the way down the shaft from one side to the opposite end. I saw the x-ray; and they were going to insist that I go home withOUT an x-ray. I told them I wouldn't leave until I got one because deep inside I knew it was broken. It's true that the patient can know it's broken before the doctor can tell. Before it happened to me I was a skeptic about it. Not anymore.
I also worry about him riding a motorcycle from one side of the country to the other. I can't help it. I've been a paramedic for 9 years and worked in Emergency medicine for 25 years. I started as an EMT-Basic, became EMT-D (I used the paddles to cardiovert patients, to help them get a heartbeat after cardiac arrest) and ECG Technician, then EMT-Intermediate and finally EMT-P (paramedic). So after all those years it's hard NOT to wonder about such things. I just hope he wears a helmet. We treat a patient constantly who never wears a helmet and is frequently having accidents on his motorcycle but he won't listen to a word we say when we suggest wearing a helmet. He thinks good luck is going to be on his side forever. Just bc so far he's had the weirdest string of good luck I've ever seen doesn't mean it's going to last forever.
Well anyway I hope RDA wears a helmet. Motorcycle accidents are way more intense than car crashes. When I read that interview he did with a French journalist, where he said he was going to ride his motorcycle to visit his daughter, I said a silent prayer of safety for him.