2002-11-13

Its been a week since I made an entry, so I'm not going to bother with describing a week's worth of calls on the trucks... the only thing memorable is from just last night when this lady knocks on the door of 10-2 (our East Hartford office), then asks up to take her to Manchester Hospital. My partner asked her why she wanted to go, she replied because she was 5 1/2 months pregnant, was depressed, and wanted to hurt herself. After the call, my partner tells me the lady told him that she had this pregnancy aborted in August, but that she thought that she had twins and that the doctors had missed the other one!

Big event of the past week in my life: I've been accepted into Hartford Hospital's Day Paramedic program. It starts this January and runs through April 2004. Now I've got to figure out a way to pay for the tuition, I'm hoping the bank will let me attach a credit line to my checking account. One thing I do have tenatively solved about the classes, when I took my intermediate class the parking situation was a mess (I should tell you sometime about the time I was involved in a slow speed chase with Hartford Hospital security through the employee parking garage!) They told me that parking for the day classes hasn't improved whatsoever, but that I could fork over $70/month to park in the employee garage. Things are going to be tight enough already without shelling out for parking, so I decided to ride my bicycle into the city from 10-2. I imagine it will actually be the faster during the morning rush hour anyway. I've been reading up about commuting on bikes and about winter bicycle riding. The website of the Connecticut Bicycle Coalition was quite informative and had lots of great links.

I've got to get up at 4am tomorrow morning to drive up to the New England Trauma Conference, up north of Boston. (What a guy has to do for CMEs...) So I'll be signing off for now since I should really be getting some sleep before I drive up there. Catch y'all later and stay safe!