What a rush!!!  

canuhandle1968 50F
2015 posts
8/24/2006 3:55 pm

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8/26/2006 7:12 pm

What a rush!!!

My adrenalin is pumped!! My best friend and I ride to work together, both nurses... Our commute to/from work every day is approx 34 miles one way.... It's the same ole' drive day in, day out... On constant deer watch every morning, and just ready to get home every evening.

Today, a little more than half-way home, we came upon a wreck. As nurses, we are to stop and assist. This was a pretty serious wreck. We see a TrailBlazer on the side of the road with the passenger door facing us. There are 2 semi trucks, but we aren't really paying attention, thinking they'd stopped to help. There is an older couple in the Blazer, alert and talking, but visibly shaken... A rescue truck isn't far behind us, then EMS... I know it sounds crazy, because people were hurt, but this was such a freakin' rush!!! There was blood... we started IV's, oxygen... JAWS OF LIFE!! It was such an amazing rush! Deb didn't get this rush, but I'm still so pumped...

Anything exciting pump you up lately, non-sex related??

rm_Kingcat4U2 66M
2799 posts
8/24/2006 4:04 pm

That DOES sound exciting!
Does "I got a prize
in a box of Cracker Jacks"

canuhandle1968 replies on 8/25/2006 4:50 am:
If the prize in the Cracker Jacks gave you even a fraction of the rush I had, then YES it counts!!

firedoc5177 56M  
26 posts
8/24/2006 9:08 pm

After 24 years in the field I still get a rush everytime the horn goes off or the good call gets dispatched!

not to mention sex afterwards while the ruush is still there is fantastic to! lol

canuhandle1968 replies on 8/25/2006 4:53 am:
It's gotta be a calling.... Had no clue what to do, but when EMS got there and started telling me "get me this, do that, spike this IV bag", etc., it was so cool... Thnx for stoppin by...

CRITTER20062 53M
3 posts
8/25/2006 4:53 am

I was traveling in North Carolina in I-40, just coming back from Asheville where I just underwent a combat lifesaver certification. I was just on the other side of Stateville going eastbound toward Winston-Salem, when I noticed someone in the Westbound lane trying to flag down traffic.

So, I slowed down to see what the problem was and the driver was screaming for help. It appeared that his passenger was having a heart-attack and he did'nt know what to do. I approached the scene after doing a 180 in the median. I did a quick observation of what I was looking at and instructed his wife and the drivers girlfriend to utilize the Cell phone to dispatch EMS an NC HP to the Scene. I immediately checked for a pulse and respirations. The patient was showing difficulty breathing.

I immediately, loosened all restrictive clothing on the Male and put him in a recovery position. I continued to observe his pulse and his respirations. He stopped breathing and I lost what was a weak pulse. I immediately instructed his spouse to start rescue breathing while I started CPR. The drivers girlfriend was grief stricken to the point that I actually had to calm down the driver and her while giving Pulmanary Heart Resucitation.

Once his heartbeat started on its own and his breathing started on its own after about 3 minutes of CPR. We stopped and monitored his condition. He regained consiousness approxiamately 2 minutes prior to the ambulance arriving. Simutaneously, the NC Highway Patrol arrived. After EMS arrived I briefed them on the patients AGE, Weight, name, time elapsed, emergency actions taken. They immediately, loaded him into the ambulance while I'm giving them the lowdown and wisk him away to Winston-Salem, Baptist Hospital. The NC Highway Patrol logged a report and I was free to return back to my duty station. It was one of the biggest rushes I have ever felt. Once the adrenalin wore off I went to sleep for about 12 hours. I did not consider myself a hero just a good samaritian. Never heard from them again.

I was glad that I had taken the combat lifesaver course and learned the Techniques needed to save a life if necessary.


canuhandle1968 replies on 8/25/2006 5:30 am:
I had that pumped up rush for quite a while... When I went to bed last night, I slept like a rock. Was worried that I'd dream about it, but my dreams were all pleasant... And now that I think about it, there was a young Army guy there with us, in his fatigues, asking what he could do, where he needed to help... Bad situation for those involved in this accident, but it did my heart good to know that there are people who will stop even if they're not sure what to do. Kudos to you for your rescue... And a big pat on the back... Even if you never heard from them, there's a special guardian angel lookin out for you for your service...

Catdoc2000 58M

8/26/2006 8:16 am

My most recent brush with death from the front tire blowout on my bike at 50MPH. Not a good rush but a rush....

canuhandle1968 replies on 8/26/2006 7:11 pm:
Wow!!! I would've saved you...

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