Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lifting a cot and patient. . .

Worked with a cot and patient today. 81lb. cot and a 200lb. patient along with O2 bottle and various supplies make for a heavy load. Some of the women and some of the men even couldn't budge the loaded cot. When I was 35 I could have tossed it all over my shoulder. Tonight I had to really exert myself to lift the top end of the cot where all the weight was. You've got to have strength to do this work if you're going to work an ambulance.
Gotta build up some upper body strength and get rid of some of this excess belly fat.
Atkins diet, here I come again.

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