Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Frustration Abounds

I had to send another friend to the hospital recently.  I find myself very frustrated with my position as an EMT.  By the time I see people as a patient they are already suffering from major medical problems and my only option is to send them to the ER.  Most of these conditions are preventable with proper fitness and nutrition.  Sometimes I just want to scream, I can't get anyone to listen to me until after the bulk of the damage is done.  I offer my help, but they don't want to give up their convenient and comfortable lifestyle.  They won't even consider giving up candy, chips, pasta, doughnuts, pizza or whatever their favorite junk food is.  They may be suffering from migraine headaches, diabetes, anxiety, depress or heart disease, but giving up these comforts is too much to ask to live a longer, pain free and possibly drug free life.  Sometimes I think it would be easier if I just stopped trying, but these are my friends and co-workers so I keep going and try not to be too pushy.

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