Monday, December 13, 2010

Humbling reminder

A beautifully written article from The Washington Post, "A mother's joys and a family's anguish shared via Facebook", is a humbling reminder of exactly what I am getting myself into. Read it, but have Kleenex near by. It highlights the limitations of modern day medicine in such a highly technologically savvy world. More importantly, it is a potent reminder that every patient is a person: a mother, a child, a friend, a sibling, a unique and valuable entity in this world. I pray that I never forget this; that I never see a person as a just a medical case. Also, that I never forget how fine the balance is. That in a brief moment things can change from completely joyous to utterly devastating.

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