After graduating from Melrose High School in the 1980s, Swasey moved to Colorado to pursue a career in competitive figure skating, the Globe reported. After competing in three U.S. Championships for skating and winning a national title in the junior ranks, Swasey became an officer with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police force six years ago.Swasey was one of three people killed in the shooting. He leaves behind a wife, two children, his parents, and a sister. Read the full Globe story here.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
There's an old saying...
"No good deed goes unpunished."
Nine days ago, I brought my elderly neighbor, who has no family nearby, to the hospital. She was having trouble breathing and was in distress [she has emphysema}. I was in the emergency room until 4 AM the next morning. The hospital admitted her, and I went home. The next afternoon, I visited her and was told she would be hospitalized for a few more days until they stabilized her breathing. (She's home and doing well now.)
Two days after taking my neighbor to the hospital, I came down with the flu. Yes, the one that choked up emergency rooms and scared the beejeebus out of everyone. The worst place to be during flu season is a hospital. I obviously picked up the virus there, since no one I've been in contact with over the past month has had the flu.
I've been blogging from a sick bed since last Wednesday, and I'm still weak and cotton-headed. The doctor told me this thing hangs on for 7 to 10 days.
Anyway, that's why blogging has been light. And why I haven't got anything new to post today. I'm tired and damn sick of being sick. I'd much rather be out and and about, doing my regular routine. But this malady has humbled me and the idea of my being a healthy and hardy individual.
Stay well. And keep washing your hands.