“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”
― A.A. Milne
Today is the last day of November, a month set aside to honor Radiologic Technologists. This is the profession that formed the foundation for my long and rewarding career in imaging.
Attached is a picture of just a few of the people I worked with at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, before moving to Colorado. Another lucky find as I worked these past few months organizing my stacks of photos. I love this picture. It makes me wish I had a picture of everyone.
Somewhere in the stacks is a better picture–one where we are all smiling. This photo was taken with all of us putting on serious faces–I can’t remember the reason–it appears we followed that suggestion very well.
Working in the radiology department is a very difficult job and one usually underappreciated. These healthcare professions study long and hard in order to understand, to list just a few of the topics in their required course of study, anatomy, physiology, and medical positioning. What is not taught or prepared for the emerging medical professional, is a course of study for dealing with the fact that they will be the ones working with patients who are injured, sick, and afraid. They see their patients through some of the hardest moments of their lives. They take those experiences and those stories home with them, every single day. In my case, and for those faces seen in this photo, we have many faces and stories embedded in our memories. We see you, we hear you, we listen, and we remember you in our prayers.
So many wonderful memories created with this group. I am so thankful. I am so proud of the amazing people you all became. I am grateful you were and are a part of my life.
I cherish the memories you created with me.
I love you.
God bless you all.
Love and peace to all.