A Paramedic’s wife

I am so proud of my husband, he has worked so hard this year and passed all of his paramedic assessments.  All that he needs now is 650 hours of working with another paramedic and then he’ll be able to register for his paramedic’s licence and I can officially say that I am a Paramedic’s wife!

It’s been a tough year, studying to become a paramedic as you would imagine is hard going.  There is a lot to learn and the pressure to get it right first time and every time is immense!  My husband was at a head start, having worked for the Ambulance service for over 10 years and been a qualified AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician) for 5 years he already had a lot of the skills he needed, but nevertheless the pressure has been on this year and tension has at times been high in our household!

Not only has he been working full time as an AEMT, he has also been traveling to university for lectures and assessments and having to do placements in hospitals which have meant overnight stays, leaving me and our 2 children at home.

All that paid off though, because he has been working and studying at the same time he accrued a lot of time owed and was able to take almost the whole month of August off.  It has been a wonderful month, the children have been off school, I have been able to be flexible with my working hours and we have had a great time.

Today is his first day back at work, he started at 6am.  To throw him in at the deep end after 28 days off he now has a 70 hour week!  7 days in a row, each a 10 hour shift.  It will almost certainly be more than that though, after all if a 999 call comes in he can’t exactly say ‘sorry I clock off in 5 minutes’ it doesn’t work like that, sometimes he can be 2 hours late home, but that’s a blog for another day.  For now we are just starting to get back into reality, hubby back at work, kids will be back to school in s few days and I will be back to promoting my business.  While you’re here, why not have a little look around 🙂 www.lastingtouch.co.uk

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