The calm in the middle of the storm. Dr. Jerry Punch waits patiently to interview Alexander Rossi following this year's #indy500 For those not familiar with this multitalented commentator just see this quick blurb from his #wikipage In 1988, in two separate incidents, he helped with the rescue efforts after the wrecks of Rusty Wallace and Don Marmor. In the case of Wallace's front-stretch crash at Bristol Motor Speedway, Punch happened to be on pit road at the time, and as a result, was the first person on the scene before the rescue crew could be scrambled. Punch's medical training proved pivotal, as Wallace was initially unconscious following the crash. Punch revived Wallace, who was able to start the following night's race with only minor injuries, driving for about half the race before giving his seat up to a relief driver. Wallace now works with Punch in ESPN's coverage of NASCAR.
Punch is also credited with helping to save Ernie Irvan following a practice crash at Michigan International Speedway in August 1994. Punch also had aided injured pit crew members on pit road in several races in the 1990s.
***Possible trigger warning; mention of weigh in (weight NOT mentioned)*** I know I’ve been MIA but I’m at the doctor for a med recheck right now and I decided to go against a blind weigh in for the first time in almost 5 years. I haven’t been working out lately so I was very nervous to do this, but I just went for it and was pleasantly surprised. The number wasn’t super low, but it wasn’t high either. It was just right! I never realized how petite I am, and I’m only now realizing this. It’s crazy getting to a point of being able to see myself accurately and not with overwhelming dysmorphia. I also got to see my ED doctor who I haven’t seen in 4 years and it’s crazy because I hated him back then and I love him now. Just reflecting on the past; it’s crazy how much one can change in a few years time! #ana#anamia#anarecovery#anorexia#anorexiarecovery#ed#edrecovery#eatingdisorder#edsoldier#edwarrior#recovery#recoverywarrior#health#healthy#food#foodie#doctor#eddoctor#medicine#timehealswounds
In surgery, the healing process begins with a cut, an incision, the tearing of flesh. We have to damage the healthy flesh in order to expose the unhealthy. It feels cruel and against common sense, but it works. You risk exposure for the sake of healing, and when it’s over, once the incision has been closed, you wait. You wait and hope that your patient will heal. That you haven’t in fact, just made everything worse