Know it has been quite a few years since I have written in here, and for that I am truly sorry; but when one has a family (and a demanding job), one can probably figure out that I don't have much in the way of free time. I hope people understand this; not many do, it seems.
You might not be familiar with me, so here goes ... my name is Winifred Elaine Brady, M.D., and I have been an Emergency Room physician for over ten years now. Before that, I went to eight years of school and then four years internship. I am in my later 40's. I am married to Jack, and we have two children, both adopted: Shen Li (9), adopted from China, and Corbin Micah (6), adopted from Russia. They are our world; we would do anything to make them happy. We also have a chocolate-brown-and-white Pomeranian dog named "Skittles".
When I am not working at the hospital (I usually work at Nashville Memorial, but I also do rounds at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Fisk University Hospital), I take care of my family, go to concerts, go to church (I attend Christ Community Assembly of God on the Sundays where I am off), visit the shut-ins, sing in the choir (at church), and talk to area children about the benefits of good health and exercise. I am a very busy woman, but I enjoy what I do.
I'm also physically disabled. I was born with cerebral palsy and I guess it is because of the excellent care I received from the local Cerebral Palsy Association and Easter Seals that I decided to become a doctor when I grew up. I held true to that dream and I could not be any happier. I walk with crutches, but if I go somewhere like to the mall, the fairgrounds, a concert, to the Grand Ole Opry, to the Nashville Zoo, or to the local NASCAR venue, I use my wheelchair, as it is much easier for me.
I have never known what it is like to walk under my own power, but I'm grateful that I can at least walk, even if it does mean using a pair of crutches. I am indeed blessed!
Well, it is about time for me to get the kids in bed, as they have school in the morning. I also have to head there myself, afer I shower and do my hair, as I have to be at work at 6:30 in the morning at Nashville Memorial. I will write in here again soon; I hope you enjoyed peeking into my life. I enjoyed telling you my story. I will write in here again soon; until then, this is Winifred Brady saying so long; may God bless you as much as He's been blessing me and my family over the years!
~Winifred (Winnie) Brady, M.D. :)