Iowa Specialty Hospital

The Brief by Reagan

August 24, 2020

I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I’m accident prone. I really am! I know I look really graceful, but it’s an illusion. 

Last week I was putting in a temporary fence for our golden retriever. Just a normal chain link fence. I got everything ready to go fence lined, picked up the first post of the day at 9:30 AM and started driving that post into the ground. First hit post went down, second down further, and then the third… 

The post was apparently further down than I thought, next thing I know the post driver was coming right back at me, luckily it glanced off my bald head- no harm done, so I thought. My parents had come by to check on the progress of the fence, when I looked up to see the look in my mom’s eyes… I thought “Oh No” at that point the blood started to flow.

Thank God for steri-strips and gauze or my day would have been over before it began. After everyone calmed down and the head wound stopped bleeding, I was able to get back to work and get the fence in. What a way to start the day. It’s been awhile since I’ve felt that ridiculous. 

Some days seem to go that way. Plans perfected, everything laid out, and then you hit a road block. How you handle the road block is what matters, the goal is to regroup and go back at it. Keep moving forward. If we get stuck or stop we lose our moment and progress ceases. In these trying times it seems like road blocks are all we see, but we have to keep moving with a belief it will get better. It’s that belief or hope that allows us to continue to move. 

Here at ISH we are taking steps to improve ourselves, our hospitals/clinics and communities, and when we hit road blocks we pull together and keep moving forward. A BIG thank you to everyone here at ISH. As we ask for one more change you take it in stride, move through the barriers and do it with grace and compassion. I am so proud to say I work at this organization and with each and every one of you. 

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."  Henry Ford

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