Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All Clear!

It’s true! I am infection free! My patient’s HIV and Hepatitis panel came back negative today - I could have done cartwheels through the Intensive Care Unit, I was so happy. As soon as I laid eyes on the test results, an enormous weight was lifted off my shoulders and all I wanted to do was run, cheer, skip, dance, and sing for joy!

It’s funny how much I take my health for granted. The ability to get up in the morning, the energy that carries me throughout the day, the ability to think clearly, the freedom to eat what I want, the strength to run and challenge my body – in one split second that could have been gone. Forever.

Realistically I know this probably won’t be the last scare I have. But hopefully it will be enough to keep me on my toes for awhile. And at the very least, it is a precious reminder to appreciate the health and body I have today.


  1. And to be aware of where the sharp edge of every instrument is! :)


  2. Seriously, don't ever scare me like that again. I don't think I can take many more of those.