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As international paramedic week comes to an end. It makes me realize. How many people actually know that there is an international paramedic week? I honestly didn't even know until this year. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate all that nurses do. I could never be a nurse. It takes a special kind of person. But truly I think being a medical professional is a thankless job. People are with us when they're at their most vulnerable. They shouldn't have to thank is for treating them with respect. They shouldn't have to thank us for taking care of them. Its my job. It's something I chose to do. I believe everyone should have the right to a health care system. If you can't fix something you turn to a professional right? It's our job to do these things for you. It's our job to help you when you feel you can't help yourself. You don't just happen to fall into a nursing position or an ems position. You work fucking hard for it.
It's amazing how many practitioners feel like this world owes them something because they did their job. Let me tell you. If you're in this job for the praise and to be a hero. You're going to be very disappointed and that's okay because at the end of the day you get to go home knowing you made someone's day better and because you wear that uniform. People trust you. Not many people can say that they're blessed with the privilege of having the trust of a total stranger and that they have the opportunity to turn someone's worst day of their lives better. So this is to all of my fellow paramedics out there who have busted their asses to do the best they can and have treated everyone regardless of how they've treated with you with the most respect you can even though sometimes it feels like it's hard. To my fellow medics that have been placed in dangerous situations to help someone who needs you and to the medics that do it all without asking for thanks from anyone just because they love their jobs. I am proud of and I love what I do.