Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Trauma Chaplain's View of Normal

Based on my now-extensive experience in the ED (and it's starting to freak me out: I'm getting to be the Old Geezer of the Department.  I've even outlasted two trauma surgeons who went on to other things because they needed a break...!):

Things that kill you dead and which you should only do with great caution:

Crossing the street.

Playing golf.

Stepping off a curb carrying coffee.

Things which are very survivable and appear exceedingly safe:

Parachute failure.

Getting kicked in the face by a horse.

Plane crash.

Sorry, mom, but I think the only way for me to live out my life in peace is to take up skydiving.  It's the last safe thing left to do.

PS- Stitches come out in a few days.  Training will resume this week!

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