A little background--I used to be an EMT-A when I was much younger. I was proud of my accomplishment and took pride in my work. However, I found the money poor and the ladder too steep to climb so i left EMS and never returned. (I was young)
Today, I am 47 years old and looking for a new chanllenge. I want to get back to my health care roots, preferably in trauma care, but I am not sure if I have the same fire I had twenty some odd years ago.
Today, I enrolled in a CNA course coming up in Sept. The things that give me the greatest doubts are my age, how patients will react to me and how I will react to them. I have become very cynical over the past 20 yrs but I think I feel that way toward the able and healthy so it will not come out toward those I intend to serve.
Service is my greatest motivator. I have been a taker for too long and I am ready to give for a change. I have also noticed that many health care classes are filled with young beauty. I am grown and it shows. i hope that patients and classmates alike will take an aging, Native American male seriously as a care provider.
Wish me luck. Feedback appreciated and Thanks in advance.