Thursday, March 26, 2015

What we take for granted.


Today at Grady: 

Me: "Everything okay?"

Patient: "Yep. Everythang fine, Miss Manning."

Me: "Okay good. I just noticed that expression on your face."

Patient: "I guess it's 'cause I'm tripping."

Me: "Tripping off of what?"

Patient: "I was just thinking. . like every time I see y'all . . . it seem like you really, truly give a shit about me and whether I live or die."

Me: "I guess that's because we really, truly do." 

Patient: "Hmmmm."

Me: "Is there something wrong with that?"

Patient: "Naaw. I guess I'm just not used to people in my life giving a shit about much of anything. And especially not about me." 

Damn.

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This is Thursday. And this is Grady.

4 comments:

  1. I was thinking about you and your hospital just the other day and this very thing actually. Though I wouldn't have put it like that, it's exactly that - you truly care and it's wonderful. It's more than wonderful. I hope you pat yourself on the back every single night for what you do each day because of that. Corny I know but caring means so much. I love you for caring about Grady people.

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    1. I'm so glad that some of the sadder moments are balanced by such beautiful ones. Grady pours as much into its doctors as they pour into her. It is a lovely symbiotic relationship. A lovely one indeed.

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  2. Cindy LutenbacherMarch 27, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Damn is right.
    I'm so glad you are there, Dr. Kim. I'm so glad Grady is there.
    I will fight for you both to stay on. And for our brothers and sisters who aren't used to someone giving a shit about them.

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