Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Heard on rounds this morning. . . .

"Doctor. . .I don't want to die."

The patient? Not even thirty years old.

The concern? Valid.

Because, in this situation, it's a possible outcome. No matter what we do.




  1. Praying. Everyone deserves a miracle.

  2. It's never the right time, is it? But sometimes, it's more not the right time than others.

  3. Oh I know whereof you speak. I work with very young inflammatory breast cancer patients whose journey is almost always too short. When a 34 year old woman with 3 kids (one with Downs syndrome) says, "this isn't good, is it?" I want to say anything but the truth which is... No this is very bad. Very bad indeed. This is the unglamorous, but very real part of our jobs. Damn.


"Tell me something good. . . tell me that you like it, yeah." ~ Chaka Khan

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