Late Night Aches & Pains

This video is great. Over the last ten years as a firefighter, I have definitely learned that sometimes people just need a little company medical assistance, even if it happens to be at 1:00 a.m.

At times I do wonder what happens in the middle of the night to make people decide that is the exact time their head (or knee, foot, elbow, etc.) hurts enough to call 911. Maybe it is because the middle of the night is the time when the quiet becomes overwhelming. In that deafening quiet the mind begins to get out of control and listens to the rest of the body about how bad things feel. Perhaps, instead, it is due to the fact that the aches and pains cause the patient to not sleep. As the sleepless hours roll by those same insomnia-causing aches are amplified at it becomes hospital-traveling time.

Either way three things will remain. Firefighters will continue to get the late night calls for help. Firefighters will continue to hope for a full-night’s sleep. I still love my job and still love helping people in a way that can have immediate and direct impact in their lives… including those at 1:15 in the morning.

And a shout-out to all of my country music-loving friends out there. I had never heard of the song the video is parodying until a day or two ago when I was in the doctor’s office with Asher. A lightbulb went off and I finally put the two songs together.