Mo’s Last Ride?

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This year’s Mo’ raised $210 USD. 

A special thank you to all the folks that donated. I’ll likely send you something ‘special’ directly to your Facebook pages for going along for the ride.

Movember is such a difficult month for me. Something bad always happens, this year, a three-week sinus cold.

Movember is also grateful time of year with Thanksgiving and our last moments to reflect before the onslaught of holiday season turns into over drive.

If there is one thing we hope to spread here at TIAWTL, it is to try to improve daily. It doesn’t have to be a monumental shift in how we behave. Once we get a little momentum going, we often surprise ourselves with what we can accomplish.

Xoxo,

Nurse David

 

Donate to the Nurse David Movember page.

 

Mo’17: Validating Decisions

Today I attended a symposium on behavioral health. I won’t go over the entire day, but something one of the speakers said struck me profoundly.

Essentially he said that when a system is broken, like health care clearly is in the States, we can’t just simply work harder, longer, or smarter to fix the situation. The system needs to be fixed, otherwise we’re just wasting our time.

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Mo’9: Have We Tried Love?

There is one thing I miss from the hospital; talking one on one with patients. Believe it or not, the majority of them want to talk about politics or more broadly their beliefs.

There are two things we find out when we discuss politics with other people. Join me after the break and I share my experience and attempt to reinstall some hope into humanity.

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Mo’5: Early Detection

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From the Edge of the Deep Green Tea.

It has been 14 days since I had a Coca-Cola. In celebration I went out to the nearest Teavana store to reload on premium green tea. The salesperson attempting to open the big tin the tea is stored in grimaced and explained he was having, let’s just say, an issue.

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Mo’1: Shave It Off

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Step one, Nov. 1, shave it all off 😦

That old time dilemma comes back to haunt me; do I shave it off? The first two to three months of growing a beard in are the worst. I spend most of my time convincing the police I’m not a vagrant or a menace to society. Even my three year old, Pooky, tells me I look horrendous.

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