On a Physician’s Recovery After Major Illness

As many of my readers know, I was intubated in an ICU about two months ago. (Do scan the comments—many of my readers disclosed their own health stories or those of friends and family.) I promised to post an update after my follow-up MRI and neurologist appointment, and we were incredibly relieved to learn that… Continue reading On a Physician’s Recovery After Major Illness

On The Ultimate Loss of Control, Living with Uncertainty, Reflecting on the Future, and Being a Patient

Prelude I don’t remember three days of my life. I have generally felt in control of my life and behavior. Although I understand the future is always uncertain, I do as much as I can to plan for it and minimize risk to myself and my family. This includes focusing on avoidance of stress, healthy… Continue reading On The Ultimate Loss of Control, Living with Uncertainty, Reflecting on the Future, and Being a Patient