But who takes care of you?

June 22, 2016 / Claire Kopko  / 
who takes care of you

“…But who takes care of you?”

Driving on I-10 in the middle of the Coachella Valley can be tricky at times. Combine the iffy driving skills of hundreds of snowbirds with intermittent sand storms, and it’s a recipe for a lot of near misses. After nearly being sideswiped by a Cadillac just before my intended exit, I thought, “If that car would have hit me, I wouldn’t have to go to work.”

The Life I Chose…

It wasn’t until months later that I realized how disturbing that thought was. I was on my way to work at a busy physical therapy clinic, already dreading the stress of the impending day, and counting down until quitting time before I even parked my car. I knew that once I stepped into the clinic, I would be on the go for the next ten hours, seeing anywhere from 15-25 patients during that time. Then I would head home to complete the day’s documentation, which would be an additional two to five hours of work from my couch. Faxes would be sent to doctors’ offices at 11:00 PM, just before I got ready for bed and prepared to do it all again the next day. (more…)