Some random e-mail things to share

It seems like I’m always behind…I’m catching up on e-mails right now and I’m too lazy/time-constrained to make this very good, but here is stuff to share.

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My friend Arnie left these two comments on some of my blogs and both cracked me up.

“A woman with no arms lived in the neighborhood where I raised my kids.
It was fascinating to watch her light cigarettes with her feet at the
neighborhood pool.

I love her advice: “Try not to be a dead person.” Come to think of it,
that’s pretty good advice for everyday living, not just emergency
drills.”
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Cheryl left the following validating (and scary, lol) comment on my rant on how uncomfortable the backboard was.
“backboards are *incredibly* uncomfortable- a lesson well learned in
lifeguard training. The other lesson from lifeguarding was what you
found out- that the emergency personnel may not know exactly what they
are doing 100% of the time, which could definitely kill you. scary.”

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I had an e-mail exchange with a woman named Julia Fox Garrison, who wrote “Don’t Leave me This Way”, and her journey of being a young woman who has a stroke and how she deals with her journey toward healing. Unfortunately she had many bad experiences with rehab professionals, and I wrote her after reading it last week and told her how sorry I was that she had such negative encounters, and that OT is soo much more than that. Go read it! She wrote a nice response and I’m enclosing a clip because it has good advice.

Karen, please strive to keep that passion and compassion you have for your

profession. Remember the simplest gestures are what are remembered. I never

forgot the nurse who fed me a bagel from the nurses station or the aid who

sang to me.
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Some interesting articles and/or blogs:

http://rehabilitation-director.advanceweb.com/editorial/content/editorial.aspx?cc=112893

http://rehabilitation-director.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/Editorial.aspx?cc=112892

The Centennial Vision in Action:
http://www.aota.org/News/Centennial/40313.aspx

http://www.aota.org/News/Centennial/40313.aspx

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May 11, 2008 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: none

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