I have all these brothers and sisters around me. None of them ever turned to drugs. Why am I the only one who turned to drugs? Why me?

–Patient from Afternoon Clinic

Thankful

I am so thankful for this Friday of all Fridays. Internal medicine is wrapping up which cannot happen soon enough. I didn’t realize how incredibly demanding hospital life can be. Your time and emotions are pulled in a million different directions by social work and patients and nursing staff and residents and doctors and so on. Then you go home and see people. More people. So many people in the services industries that I marvel how we do not become easily burnt out. Continue reading