Tuesday, March 26, 2013

We'll keep a light on for him.

Today with fellow Grady doctor,  Bryan O.


I ran into him on his way out of Grady late this afternoon. 

"Today is my very last clinical day at Grady," he said.

"Wow!" I replied. "How do you feel?"

"I feel. . . well. . . kind of sad. Like I'm really going to miss this place. I just kind of walked around and soaked it in. Then I went to the cafeteria and had some Grady mac and cheese." 

"Nice."

"It's hard to believe I'm leaving Grady."

"Man. I know."

After saying that, I gave him a big hug because that's all I could think to do. He looked wistful and I couldn't blame in. Grady is a special place. I'm really glad that I ran into him in that moment, though, because we had some great experiences in that hospital together. It just seemed right.

But see, what I should have told him is that he will always be a Grady doctor. And you can take the doctor out of Grady but you can never, ever take the Grady out of the doctor. 

Ever.

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Happy Tuesday. And Happy 1000th post!

9 comments:

  1. Great advice for Dr. Bryan O.

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  2. Wow! Nice way to slip that 1000th post in! Congrats on that and on sending another wonderful doctor out into the universe.

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  3. Exactly what Ms. Elizabeth said.

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  4. Congratulations on the 1000th post Dr M!

    ~ Tara

    PS: I matched! I'm going to be counting on your posts to get me through intern year, so keep 'em coming :)

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  5. Once, when Jessie had had a particularly hard day at Grady,I suggested that there were other hospitals in Atlanta. She looked at me aghast and said indignantly, "Mom, I'm a Grady nurse!". And that she is!
    A thousand posts is a body of work! You are creating a living history.
    Love, Coach B

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  6. Totally unrelated, but I thought of you wanting to take your husband to see this movie when I saw this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBYfA3zTxFE :)

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  7. And congratulations on your 1000th post!!!

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  8. Congrats on your 1,000th post!!!! I feel like we're walking step for step, and it is a rare blessing. I am so glad I found you!

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