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badger_14

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badger_14 last won the day on July 6

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  1. badger_14

    The Sweet Spot

    I swam in 2 open water swims this weekend (a half-mile on Saturday and a 500m this morning) and claimed first place in my age division both times! Also this morning the water was 58F so I'm frankly happy that I finished at all. brr.
  2. badger_14

    The Sweet Spot

    For once, hockey fell on my birthday, it was well attended, and I played like a man possessed for 2 hours.
  3. badger_14

    The Sweet Spot

    Played way more hockey than expected this past weekend, made it to the championship game and got silver. Good times, great team, great fun.
  4. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    Did your roommate not see all those "Resting Is Healing ! :D" posters plastered in every hospital unit these days? <_<
  5. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    Ugh, that's a nightmare. I'm sorry this is all happening to you. Take care.
  6. badger_14

    The Sweet Spot

    Completed my very first open water swim race today, a 1/2 mile distance, and officially DID NOT finish last, placing 14th in a field of 21. (21 almost entirely wetsuited participants, minus me and one or two other people). I was also faster than I anticipated, making the distance in a cool 17:29.6, more than two minutes faster than I've done in a pool. I think I might now be addicted, and can't wait for my next race.
  7. badger_14

    Inexpensive Masks & Fits

    Welp there goes that plan. Back to suggesting trying the largest of every model, and that CCM was a good fit for my roundish head.
  8. badger_14

    Inexpensive Masks & Fits

    fwiw, I have a rounder head and the CCMs fit me well. But also if this batch of first responder/EMS happens to be in the Boston area I could solve your goalie problem right out
  9. badger_14

    The Sweet Spot

    The rabbit always looking on the brown side of life!
  10. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    Well that sucks. Sorry to hear you're stuck back in hospital. Hope things start going better soon.
  11. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    That's what you get for going to some of the best hospitals in the world, right? "Sure, we can do this incredibly complicated surgery to rebuild a trachea out of plastics, but we also kinda forgot to snag a liver sample while we were in there. Sorry buddy."
  12. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    My (work) partner seems to feel that having to actually work is an imposition and incredibly unfair. This would be annoying under any job circumstance, but we're paramedics. (after a certain point, you just accept that some days are a vast illness-free desert and others are a nightmare vortex - and unless dispatch is asking you to do something dangerous, you just kinda roll with it). I was furious with him last night, in particular, for taking a markedly longer route (transfer from one hospital to another) with a patient loaded - when I asked, he told me he "didn't feel like" taking the (normal, fast, direct) regular route. The supervisor(s) say they're going to have a talk with him, so they tell me.
  13. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    Best of luck! I hope everything goes smoothly. Keep on being Bionic.
  14. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    Understood! He's apparently got a pattern of making extremely questionable to outright dangerous "treatment decisions" and has been repeatedly remediated for it. Eight (8) different people at last count have advised me about working with him, including our supervisor. As a new medic, it's a little traumatic to be looking to a - well, a terrible medic - for support and advice. Mainly I lean on my supervisor and other good medics (two of the most brilliant I've ever met work out of the same base and I catch them when I start my shift) but it's stressful to be watching both my decisions and his all at once when I have so little experience.
  15. badger_14

    The Venting Spot

    My partner made a major medication error last night, fortunately one that was caught before it was, you know, fatal, but the nurse was categorically unhappy and I'm over here like please do not associate me with this madman. Later, on a different call, my partner had the gall to give me shit for giving the correct medication in the correct situation because he thought she didn't need it. (a breathing treatment for a patient having trouble breathing.) This was all between 12am and 4am, so really not my night. >:|


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