poured out before bed
It is fascinating to be on a specialty hospitalist team seeing all those incredibly rare anomalies and diseases which instructors focus on in the basic science years of med school. (Testable facts, anyone?) But the curiosity and excitement are tempered by the strong realization that each “interesting case” is one family’s every day struggle, a small agony expressed variously with anger and love and questions and faith and worry and pride and demands and gratitude and tantrums and composed binders thick with labs and reports and histories. It is a mixed experience that I feel so very lucky – and at times, terrified – to be a part of.