I went back to work today, back to teaching first aid. It was my first day back since injuring my back 5 weeks ago. I noticed that I was a little scared that I would trigger it again so I made sure I used good body mechanics and positioning all day, and didn’t lift anything very heavy. I managed the day as best I could and did have some discomfort in the afternoon. But otherwise I am happy with how it went.
I was only assisting Yvonne in teaching today , we had 60 electricians to re-certify, they have to re-certify every 6 months for their electrical certifications to remain current. I like teaching them because they know everything which is great, but because they know everything they can be a little blase about it too. So it’s a matter of just dusting off the cobwebs and correcting poor technique. It’s pretty easy though, they get it.
I am still a bit nervous about doing CPR again. It was the simple act of picking up a mannequin that started these last 5 weeks of hellish pain. Lesson learned.
I really love teaching first aid. I think I love to be in front of a class and talking about something I know a lot about. Also, I love to teach first aid because research shows you are more likely to do first aid on someone you know than a stranger, I want to empower others with the information that will help them take care of their loved ones, if needed. And, it’s fun. Students can be fun…bring their stories and lots of laughter and the day goes by very quickly.
I am so grateful to have a job.