Me: Mom! Hope you aren't getting too bored down in Siesta Key.You cool down there? Is it super slow?
Mom: (replies with a multimedia text message)
Me: Well, alrighty then.
TTYL? Seriously? Seriously.
Now playing on my mental iPod. . . this, which has played on my mental iPod from the minute I saw this clip of her until now. I imagine it playing in the background. Try this: Ignore the video and just isten to it while watching my mom dance. (And forgive me for the crazy images in the video--blame Li'l John and DJ Snake.)
Honestly? I write this blog to share the human aspects of medicine + teaching + work/life balance with others and myself -- and to honor the public hospital and her patients--but never at the expense of patient privacy or dignity.
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"One writes out of one thing only--one's own experience. Everything depends of how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give."
~ James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
"Do it for the story." ~ Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH
Details, names, time frames, etc. are always changed to protect anonymity. This may or may not be an amalgamation of true,quasi-true, or completely fictional events. But the lessons? They are always real and never, ever fictional. Got that?