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  1. Someone asked me what an Empath was and to describe my ability as one... This is it in a nutshell kids... Enjoy Tammy Lin About Empathy and Empaths Empathy is the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others, voluntarily or involuntarily of one's empath capacity. Empaths have the ability to scan another's psyche for thoughts and feelings or for past, present, and future life occurrences. Many empaths are unaware of how this actually works, and have long accepted that they were sensitive to others. Empaths Sense Deep Emotions Empathy is a
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  2. Drako is a big scary dog. He is a pit bull / rottweiler mix and he is big and strong and scary looking. He came into my life about 7 or 8 years ago when he was rescued, with another smaller pit, from an abusive situation. He was going to live with my daughter and her family. I happened to be in town when he arrived. I spent a few hours with the dog in my daughter's house and put my foot down. I explained that he was going to hurt someone in that family. Her chaotic, dynamic family was not the right place for Drakeo. We immediately thought of my brother. He lived alone in an A frame that he
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  3. Tonight my son graduated from the vocational school. He got a certificate from carpentry. He made it all the way up to two week before graduation and he failed out of the nursing program. This was hard on him and myself all these years I have told both my boys you can do anything you want in life if you fail you fail as long as you do your best that is all anyone can ask. I am so proud of him he has come into his own in many many ways. But he is like his mom he isnt going to let a set back stop him from his dream we go to the college on wednesday to enroll him in their nursing program so pr
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  4. Ya, I think Im gonna start using this blog again to tell my feelings and get them out there so it isnt all over facebook and have people in my business that dont need to be...
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  5. Hello EMS friends! I am the medic that invented the Turley Backboard Pad. I am now trying to get a grant to develope other complimentary products. I need 160 more votes in 12 days. Just go to www.missionsmallbusiness.com Hit Login & Support, then enter Turley Backboard Pad Co, state of WA, city of University Place, Search, then hit Vote. Thank you so much to all my peers that want to help me make a realy improvement in patient care. Thanks, Amy
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  6. You just never know what may happen... I am having a little medical problem and am trying to keep it quiet in my circle of family and friends but I am really struggling so I thought maybe my EMT City friends could offer some advice or words of encouragement. I have had a small growth on my thigh for about 5 years. I went to my PCP a few years ago and he said it was nothing, it had probably been there longer than I realized and i shouldn't worry about it. Well a month ago I took a spill from a horse and the area around my growth appeared to have a huge bruise around it but it didn't fe
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  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYtww8EEOS0
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  8. With today being Christmas Eve, I am humbly beseeching the EMS Gods to be good for the next 40 hours. I want everyone to be safe and healthy for the holidays. I dont want to tell 80 yr old Grandma that her husband of 60 yrs has no pulse and that it is hopeless, all the while doing CPR and pushing drugs. I dont want to tell the father of 3, that the accident that his wife was in took the lives of her and thier 3 children. I dont want to tell the 3 yr old that Mommy isnt ok but I'll keep trying. I dont want to take any premature babies to higher level of care so that they can die an
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  9. In my head, I understand the reasons why you did what you did. I have been there many times myself. Parts of me admire the fact that you had the guts to do it and then I get so sad that you felt that was the only option you had. Dammit! Why didn't you just pass out? I know you have a million times before. I wish you would have told me goodby. You told other people (in your own way) and you acted like you didn't even have a sister. I know we haven't really talked in years, but you were my twin brother. We were together in the womb. You have always been in my world. I don't under
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  10. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off by an artery in the brain that either ruptures or is blocked, cutting off critical oxygen supply to neurons. Approximately 80 percent of neurons die within three hours of the time that oxygen is cut off; therefore, rapid action is critical to prevent irreversible brain damage. Healthcare professionals working with adult patients have developed a catchphrase—“Time is brain”—recognizing that acute stroke recognition and treatment is of premier importance to preserve brain tissue, limit the amount of disability patients suffer in the l
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  11. So I sure have had a lot of learning experiences so far as a Medic. I had a status epilepticus that had been seizing for 40 minutes, STEMI, MVCs, and the most memorable so far, running my first code as a medic. We were called actually for an intercept for report of a "person down". We make intercept and the EMTs are just hysterical. We literally have to make them stop yelling and shouting at the patient as they are doing CPR. Come to find out it was a fellow EMT. I actually did well at focusing on the task at hand, running the code. After butting heads with the other medic (He wanted to use ne
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  12. I suppose I should just be happy to be alive and above ground. I never thought it would bother me... but one day you wake up and BAM! You're old My dear ole Grandaddy used to say, "One day you'll look at the obits and say wow... look at all those old people dying. Then one day you look at em' and think... Wow... look at all the young people dying. Never mind the fact that over the past few years gray hair began springing up. In fact, never mind that hair now grows in places that it shouldn't on an upright walking mammal. I didn't see it coming. So I walk in to a a local fast food d
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  13. I was lucky to have a good EMT instructor when I took my EMT-B class. He was fantastic full man with years of experience and good morals. He’s a fair, wise, knowledgeable and an all around nice guy. Yet he had a UN canny knack of teaching us the little things a text book could not possibly print. One thing he told us was that you will get to know your partners on the truck better than your best friend or even your spouse. I work with a fantastic couple of partners at the Ambulance Service, I spend more time with them then I do with my girl friend it seems. In EMS you entrust your life t
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