Good Wednesday to all. I hope everybody is having a great week.
I apologize for not been able to write in quite a few days. I haven't been feeling good. But overall I'm doing fine. Is just some of "those" days.
Helping others is a blessing. Regardless of profession, political views, or religion it is a blessing. It is an gratifying and humbling experience to be able to impact somebody's life. If we all would decide to help others and to be of blessing to at least one person a day, this will definitely be a better world.
Throughout my recovery I have become in contact with many people. Those are providers, caregivers, friends, among others. Some have impacted my life in a positive way, taking pride of their role in life. This is the people that put themselves second to the patient or client. Those providing selfless acts are the ones that eventually will stand up above the crowds.
It makes me sick when I see providers that are too concerned on what name are they going to make. Always looking for that opportunity to shine. Those are the ones that you will see upset, reflecting their negative emotions on the patients. Plus, those self centered people are the ones think that everything is a This should never happen in any health care system. All systems military and non-military should be values based and costumer centered.
The keywords to stand above the crowd is compassion and care. Just by listening carefully to the patient and trying to understand what they are going thru, makes a difference. Many times during appointments all I want to do is have somebody to listen to me, somebody to talk to. That brings a special relationship between my providers and I. Those are the ones that by caring and being compassionate get the best results. In my opinion, it is very important to establish that connection, especially with brain injury patients. Many times all we want is to feel the support, as it is very encouraging. I am blessed that my rehabilitation team is like that. They are always adapting to the present situation based on my needs at the moment.
Self centered providers will never have that connection with the patients as the lack of sincerity is almost visible. They will never get the most out a patient with brain injury. I have had providers like that before and it felt like I was a problem to them. All they were concerned was about the "injury" alone and not about the "injury" and "me". Selfish providers bring so much negativity to the healing process as its hard for the patient to feel he's been listened.
Imagine how this feels for a Soldier. We never get to put ourselves first. We always have to put ourselves second. Second to the Nation, the citizens, the mission, our unit, and our subordinates. We don't get the option to put ourselves first. Being selfish as a Soldier is setting ourselves for failure.
Many of our most important events in history are achieved by humble and selfless people. And "yes" they wrote history.
My message is: always put yourself second to your patients. Be compassionate and care about them. You will see that the "glory" will come by itself. One life you touch positively makes a world of a difference.
See you soon.
"IT WILL ALL GET BETTER"