Suffering no More

Hey y’all, I’m “Doc” Marc. For a while I was a corpsman in the Navy, where I got my FMF (Fleet Marine Force) pin and served as a “Devil Doc” for some of the bravest Marines I have ever known. It was a real honor and probably the highlight of my life. When I left the military and came back home, I wanted to use all the training and experience I had gained to make things better in my own hometown. I signed on as an Emergency Medical Technician and that was a great decision too! Join my blog and hear my adventures then and now. I love the accolades for my work and never mind the frequent hassles and obstacles involved. It can be a high stress job, but only if you let it.

Life on the road as an EMT can be daunting as you encounter situations in all kinds of weather and environments. You can’t be afraid of soiling your clothes. I may come home less pristine than when I left. I might have been involved in helping to extract someone from a muddy roadside bank after the car has barely escaped collision. Or, the day might have been filled with a visit to a musty cellar where a would-be carpenter cut his arm. Then I am engulfed in enough blood to soak my uniform. Then there was the time I stood in the rain for precious minutes waiting for the firemen to bring me the patient. It all adds up to the need for a heavy load of laundry.

Given this regular occurrence in my life, it might not come as a surprise to you to learn that I have a state-of-the-art tankless water heater from Tanklss Center that guarantees me a few loads in the washing machine followed by a very hot shower. I have had my share of cold showers at the gym or the fire station so I don’t expect a similar one at home. I regularly maintain my appliance so I suffer no more. It doesn’t take much to get a tankless unit in perfect condition compared to the old-style metal versions. Plus, they don’t take that much energy. Lots of hot showers can add up to a big gas bill if you have a faulty system. The day I changed to the new style was a happy day indeed.