Yup. I said that;
“It’s a good thing I blew my back out or the job would have killed me.”
My truck was running 5000 plus
calls a year, I was working every overtime shift I could, my brain had stopped functioning properly and my outside life was in tatters. My inside life wasn’t much better.
My body knew what my brain didn’t. Enough was enough. If my back hadn’t given out I very well might have put a bullet in my head.
There is no escape in EMS for job related stress. But a busted back will do.
Life is worth living. Don’t be an idiot like me. Start living before it’s too late. I’m fortunate, I pulled it together just in time. Now if I can just get those discs back…