Aled Treharne on February 3rd, 2008

It’s been a very, very strange day. It started badly at midnight as I was babysitting the replacement of a switch in our London datacenter and it was running over. I didn’t get to sleep until 0300. I did at least have the presence of mind to turn off the alarm clock before I finally […]

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Aled Treharne on January 19th, 2008

What a bizarre night. With my leg almost back to 100%, I headed out tonight for a shift with Rich on the RRV in Caerphilly again. The shift started well even though Rich prophesied a quiet shift based on others this week. Tonight’s weather is horrendous – classic Welsh weather – horizontal and torrential drizzle. […]

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Aled Treharne on January 15th, 2008

I’ve been quiet since Christmas – it’s been a nice relaxing time. Sean and I spent New Year down at his mother’s while he finished off his panto run before heading back to Wales via Battersea and his dad. It’s been good to have him around again, the house feels a lot more cosy when […]

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Aled Treharne on December 24th, 2007

It’s been a while since I posted last and a few things have happened. I’ve spent a lot of time with the two Richard’s on the Caerphilly RRV, both of whom have been excellent and I have learned a lot. The two most significant things is that I have a long way to go to […]

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Aled Treharne on December 2nd, 2007

Last night I was lucky enough to spend some time riding along with a Paramedic from Caerphilly in the Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) answering calls in Caerphilly. The RRV is basically a Paramedic on his own in a car with some lifesaving equipment. They’re sent to only the most urgent of calls and their purpose […]

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Aled Treharne on November 29th, 2007

I’ve been back responding with the First Responders this week. It’s good to be back with the medical side and although we had a quiet night last night, tonight’s been different. Three calls, two toddlers and an elderly lady. A very, very busy night for the ambulance service, we spent a lot of time with […]

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Aled Treharne on June 9th, 2007

Where have I been recently? I’ve spent this last week in Reading. We’re using a billing system made by a company called Portal. Except a while ago Portal got bought out by Oracle and now the product’s had its name changed to “Oracle Billing and Revenue Management”. Snappy title. So I’ve spent a week down […]

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Aled Treharne on May 15th, 2007

A fairly uneventful first responder shift on Saturday ended with a bang about 0400 on Sunday with a little old lady with chest pains. I did manage to get back and get another few hours sleep but it wasn’t too long before I was in Cardiff getting breakfast with Jon and Rich before we headed […]

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Aled Treharne on April 26th, 2007

First, an apology. For those of you who hang on every word I write (yes, both of you), I apologise for not updating you. Things have been quiet recently. Well, no, not quiet – because I have been manically busy, especially at work where we have far more work than time. It’s just there’s not […]

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Aled Treharne on January 18th, 2007

She couldn’t breathe. She’d had a cold over Christmas and between that and her asthma, she’d done her back in. Now it was January – cold outside, and her asthma was playing up. She got her inhaler out and took a few puffs, giving it some time to work. She felt the airways tightening and […]

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