We often forget this in our lives. As a midwife in the States, I was on call 24/7/365, as you are when you are an independent midwife. One of the benefits to moving to Abu Dhabi was shift work. I worked 14 12-hour days a month. Bliss.
I am now in an administrative position at a hospital in China. However, I have a handful of patients and this quote popped out at me today because of a sticky situation I’m in. Two of my amazing women are due March 8 & March 12th and I HAVE TO DO A BORDER RUN… no later than March 10th! And you might say, “well priority says you do your border run”… but this isn’t what is best for my two ladies that are depending on me being at their birth, protecting them from an 80% c/section rate, and providing them with the compassion they’ve come to appreciate. And I, of course, want to be there for them.
Needless to say, we’re going to see if I can get an extension on my visa tomorrow, that will give me a month more to have to worry about it, which would be IDEAL… putting that out to the universe 😀
So, this is a reminder that we may just think we’re “someone” in this world, but we may mean the world to someone else!
I think you mean the world to a whole lot of people ❤
And you mean the world to me! xoxo
Wow Sandi, congratulations on your award! You certainly have inspired me and brought some sunshine my way this NY winter 🙂 Not just the diet stuff, sure that is great, but the positive attitude and zest for life you exude is spectacular!!
Today I am down a total of 4.6# since beginning last week. I’m shocked and thrilled by this amazing result. Truth is I’ve lost a total of 36# since a year ago (after finally going off 6 years of Femara and an early menopause which packed it on like crazy). I’ve been at the same weight +/- a pound or two for the past 6 months and haven’t been able to break the plateau, till Dukan. What a great relief to finally see some downward movement on the scale. I’ve always been active and workout 5 days/week for years now, but even that was not enough to budge the pudge. Carbs are the likely culprit. I LOVE the way Dukan gives the steps, and they are simple and clear. AND there is a plan for what to do once the weight is lost…how cool!
PS> Adding my request to the universe for your expedited visa extension…80% C-sect. Yikes:( that “westernization” thing isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be eh?
Hi Anna! Thanks! And congrats! 4.6 is awesome! Meds and menopause, the bain of women’s bodies, lol. I’ve been in surgical menopause since I was 21 and I’ve battled my weight since. This time it’s worked and it’ll continue to work and I’m going to do Phase 3 and then Phase 4 for life! You are absolutely right, Dukan works! 😀 Carbs are definitely the culprit and wheat is the worse one, I’m convinced. I have good news to post in tomorrow’s Dukan check in… can’t wait to share it with everyone!
And yes… “westernization” is the bain of all childbearing women… it’s sad that medicine believes that women can’t bear children through the vaginas that they were given. Sigh…
Carbs are like drugs for sure….at least for me. Must say that I feel better all over mind/body/spirit in their absence. Sandi, I’m a neophyte in blog world and don’t want to always post here, but you are a great inspiration, hope it’s ok.
Anna.. you are more than welcome to post here! I’m enjoying your updates 🙂
It’s an ungodly hour here, but thank you for the warm welcome. I’ve spent the evening making a blog of my own, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what the address is to tell you or others. I used wordpress ( http://oceannah.wordpress.com/ ) But when I put that in a search, it does not seem to actually find the blog. Oh well, more to learn. I sort of dove in head first. ….reading the directions….not my strong suit. 🙂 Not a very practical approach I must admit. Hope your visa issue is smooth sailing.
Yay!!! Your blog is working! I’ve left you a comment 🙂
You mean the whole universe to me. Take care that you don’t lose your visa. And by all means take care of your patients. Shared your message to the world. Hope it helps.
Thanks, Mom… you’re the best 🙂
How often do you have to do these border runs? And isn’t there a better kind of visa for working there?
I have a 6 month visit visa, that requires I leave every 30 days. 30 days from last entry is March 10, the visa expires March 16… I find out tomorrow if I can get a 30 day extension… fingers and toes crossed!