The Flu


This flu bug that is going around is very nasty. I got sick on February 26 and was in bed for four days including a visit to the hospital ER because of difficulty breathing. Just been spending time trying to get back on my feet. Given the medication and overall feeling of fatigue I did not feel up to any post posts that might be close to coherent. I hope that I will get back into it with this post. Based on my visit to the ER I am convinced more than ever that our health care system is broken beyond repair. The doctors and nurses just did seem to get it. As coaches and teachers we are trained to listen. They were incapable of listening to my symptoms. It was obvious to me and my wife that they just ran off a script or an algorithm. I was having trouble breathing and after one particular violent coughing bout I was really struggling so my wife went to the nurse. Instead of coming to check me out the nurse pointed to the monitor and told my wife that according to the monitor my breathing was OK. There is something wrong with this picture. The moral of this story is that if you value your health and well being stay out of the ER.
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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