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." 


"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. 


Happy Tuesday. And Happy 1000th post!


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

  2. Exactly what Ms. Elizabeth said.

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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

  5. 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 :)

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

  7. 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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