Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Counting my blessings

So, I don't know if I've officially come out on my blog... about my profession! : ] I am a police officer/investigator for a metropolitan police department. I've been doing it for 9 years, and been an investigator for 4. I LOVE MY JOB! I love every part of it - directing traffic in the middle of a thunderstorm and no power, sweating my booty off completing an accident report in the middle of rush-hour traffic on the freeway at 430 pm in a Texas August, and all the good and bad of everything!

I get to help kids now, which I especially love. I am out of uniformed patrol now, and am a plain-clothes officer now... typing reports and taking calls. I miss the action on the street but their equally important and meaningful. Luckily, we have state and department requirements for training and today was the first day of class of a 2 day in-service. I can't really talk about what we're covering because it's "law enforcement sensitive" BUT I can tell you it's role-playing training and we get to use modified paint guns!! WOO HOOO!!! Really, though, it's extremely good training and our unit is taking it together - so we'll really know how to work together when we're involved in a situation where the crappola hits the fan!!

Course, most of today was spent on my feet in an abandoned building where the a/c was not working. So, I had my cooling vest on standby and drank cold water. We were able to wear shorts today, but we're going to be in protective covering (long sleeves and pants and body armor in an abandoned building in August in Texas!) tomorrow. Tonight, I'm taking it easy and resting my tingling, 1/2 numb feet and plan on a longer bath with epson salt tonight... the cooling vest will be used tomorrow - in place of my actual bullet-proof vest! My supervisor and friends in my unit kept a close eye on me and made me sit down when we could... I'll be posting later about my work partner and close friend who did the class today in a boot with a broken ankle that he walked around on for 3 weeks before getting it xrayed and diagnosed - and how much of a wimp I feel like with my MS symptoms compared to that and am desperately JEALOUS of his pain tolerance? Think they could just make a pill that we could take to just do that - and then we'd only have to increase or add those other meds if he hit our max dose in that!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

What a great job. I'm in the medical aspect of Law Enforcement. I'm a Nursing Supervisor at a Male Maximum Security Prison. Just shows that a diagnosis of MS doesn't always mean you can't be active!

LISA EMRICH said...

Hey, I've just stumbled upon your blog here.

Welcome to the MS Blogger community. I'll be adding your blog to the growing list at my place.

I blog at Brass and Ivory as well as coordinate the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

You also might want to check out the budding community at Health Central, where I am a writer.

I'll be sure to come back and read more.

-Lisa

MS. ME said...

Thanks Lisa! I found your Blog through searching some other blogs as well - Love it! Thanks you gals for checking it out - I'm discovering the power of conversation in blogging as well as finding tons of support!! WOO HOO!!