As some of my recent writings have reflected, my 90 year old father is actively dying, his replaced aortic valve no longer working. One month ago today, we formally enrolled him in hospice care. It has been quite the month. As Dad’s eldest child, I was given responsibility of being his general power of attorney […]Read More On Mother’s Day in a Month of Father’s Days
Way back in the 1980’s, I was a resident in Family Medicine. Our training was a mix of hospital-based clinical training, rotating through all the usual specialties: internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, etc. Another significant part of our training was outpatient clinical work. We started slowly, one half day per week […]Read More Medical Misinformation
NO, I am not selling anything, despite my use of this hackneyed infomercial phrase. More learning. So much to learn. All of us are learning more than we wanted to know about coronaviruses in general and Covid-19 in specific. I’m learning details about symptoms, timelines, clinical courses of illness. All that good stuff that’s helpful […]Read More But wait! There’s more.
With apologies and gratitude to the Rolling Stones. The link below takes you to a youtube recording, the full tune as released on Let it Bleed. Songs from my youth. You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need. This is one of […]Read More You Can’t Always Get What You Want
I wrote yesterday about going in to serve at a new temporary shelter for ill individuals without a home. I arrived at the appointed time along with others who would also be present in various roles. We were oriented to the shelter, taken through mask and glove and safety precautions and how the shelter would […]Read More Hurry Up and Wait