As our surge approaches many more lives lost and overcrowded critically ill in the hospitals, I can see the pain in their eyes. No matter where you go on social media or who you run into, I can see the pain. I can see the helplessness. I can see the tears being held back. How can one be trained to save lives and not be able to? Not …
Post Author: Kelly Lisciandro, DO
Kelly Lisciandro is an internal medicine physician and has been practicing in Rochester, NY for 18 years. She graduated from the University of Rochester Primary Care Internal Medicine program in 2003.
She currently practices at Rochester Regional Health and is board-certified in internal medicine. While trained in osteopathic medicine, she does not practice osteopathic manipulation.
Dr. Lisciandro also teaches residents at the Rochester General Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program.
I had a dream last night. I dreamt that my father wasn’t dead.
It was jumbled in so many ways. But I was able to talk to him in my “sleep.”
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I just started laughing. It was early on Monday morning during our COVID surge. I couldn’t help myself. Phones were not on yet, but I already had triage COVID calls. “Put on your roller skates” was all I was thinking. I questioned my laughter.
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As I lay there, I kept thinking, what if I die while I wait until morning. It was the middle of the night. I had not felt well since earlier the week before with a severe diarrheal illness. One that only babies have with …
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