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It is Time to Answer to your Spirit

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

When I was 16 years old, my father began having heart attacks. His Doctor recommended triple-bypass surgery. My father was not a timid or weak man by any measure, but this operation scared him, and with good reason. I was scared for him. Luckily, he made it through the ordeal with the assistance of a medical staff who displayed a commitment to their work that was truly inspiring. Having spent so much time in hospitals, dealing with doctors and nurses I became quite familiar with medical process and terminology. My father has since passed away, but something he always advised me about was to choose what I did for a living wisely. He said most people trudge into a job they hate just to pay the bills. Day in day out, year after year this will surely kill the spirit. He was right about this. I worked at the Ontario Food Terminal for 11 years, and towards the end, I felt shackled. There was no passion or commitment present.

My father once lived in BC and would tell me amazing stories. It was my dream to one day sees these things with my own eyes. I quit my job at the Food Terminal and moved to Whistler, BC, where I was to have another inspiring experience related to the medical profession. I became pregnant and planned to have my child at Squamish General Hospital. This hospital is situated directly beneath the second largest monolith in the world known as “The Chief”. The indigenous people of the area consider this site sacred. I was overdue, so I was induced but after 24 hours, still nothing was happening. Arrangements were made for me to be flown down to Vancouver General by helicopter the next morning for a C-section. Squamish General was not equipped for C-sections. They didn’t have the surgical staff or the equipment. They did natural births only. This was not happy news for me, I very badly wanted my child born by “The Chief”. The next morning my doctor walked into my hospital room with an expression on her face that can only be described as bewildered. She said “Congratulations, you are about to be the first ever C-section done at this hospital.

I don’t know who arranged it, but there’s a surgical staff setting up in the OR as we speak”. Now, this felt like a miracle to me. Once again, I had the opportunity to witness people who were not simply “doing their jobs”. The passion, the commitment and the dedication was palpable and immediately put me at ease. I knew I was in good hands. I gave birth to a beautiful little boy, who is the spitting image of my father, and named after him. Vincent is 11 years old now, and has been recently diagnosed with ADHD. This causes some behavioral issues at school, requiring me to meet quite frequently with the school social workers and behavioral specialists. I am able to do this presently because I am on Ontario Works, but I’m barely making ends meet. This situation makes working outside the home extremely problematic. When I searched for stay at home jobs, I discovered digital transcription jobs could be done from home, I was thrilled. I would love to be a part of the profession I have such a deep respect for. It would not be just a “job” to pay the bills, and working from home would allow me to be here for Vincent when he gets home from school each day. I would be proud to say to anyone who asked me what I do for a living – “I’m a digital transcriptionist“. Most of all, I want my son to be proud of his mother. Vincent is an amazing boy and he deserves the very best.