I have been at my current hospital for 12-plus years now. Like many of you, I have gotten to know some of my patients very well. I have known some of them since I first started out here. We talk about my dogs and cows, our newest grandkids, and politics if we feel adventurous. This is an extraordinary relationship built on the intangible magic generated over time, known as rapport …
Post Author: Bernadette Hee, MD
Dr. Hee has been been a pulmonary-critical care physician for over 20 years. She trained when HIV ran rampant and thought (prayed) she would never see its like again. HIV didn’t come close to the ravages of COVID.
She began writing during the first wave — after losing entire families. Sci-fi for the tech to remedy a catastrophe of global proportions. Romance for the happy endings was rare in this never-ending pandemic.
Writing has become her coping mechanism. More than that: a lifeline (free therapy). Mental health-wise, we all need to find a way to deal with the emotional toll of the ongoing waves of this infernal disease.
Find something that you enjoy and that makes you feel alive. Embrace it. Share it. We all need something to make us smile — a bit of hope in these dark times.
You never know. You may even write a book!
I am a pulmonary-critical care medicine physician. I had a medical issue in 2020 and was on limited call responsibilities. When I came back, it was in the throes of the first wave of COVID.
It goes without saying that the last three years or so have been very difficult for everyone in the medical profession. We lost a truly horrific number of patients to COVID — in the early days, …
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