Apr 09, 2013 - 3:51 pm
So I still have aches and pains they think are normal and some prostatitus I'm on antibiotics for a month for. You just hope they know what they are doing as its been a year since I've been back to work and I'd like to feel normal again one day. Best guess is the ureter stent they had in for weeks or the 2 months on cathetar have created a likely spot for bacteria to settle from time to time or something. I'm hopeing that's all it is...
However then my coworkers cancer is back and he has only weeks. So there's noway of not thinking about cancer while at work. We are trying to plan things for him before and afer he passes. Its not been done in about 60 years in my department. Then politics gets involved.... if a ladder falls on you during training its a line of duty death. If we worked 3 miles south then his death would be line of duty death via cancer. How ever here it is legaly work place cancer as a firefighter but no money is in the law to fund it etc... So its stressfull on many levels especially as someone hopeing his doesn't come back
We've been on the same chemical spills, fires and medical calls. He visited me several times during my treatment as he was down the hall seeing his docs. It just sucks. Basically cancer sucks thanks for your time I needed to vent. Cancer sucks and hits firemen at a hugely disproportionate raate.
Well off to a brush fire