My dad turned 72 today. The older I get, the more I realize how fortunate I am to have been raised in the safety of this man's arms. I grew up with him looking at me lovingly and having high expectations of me. The smirk on my face tells me that I was pretending to be asleep but what I know for sure was that I was indeed content.
Being raised by this man continues to be an awesome journey. I love him more and more each day.
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.
Thanks for stopping by! :)
"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?