Monday, January 08, 2007

Motivated by a smile

One of my patients is in her mid-40s and has a son who is not yet a teenager. A couple of months ago, having never had any serious medical issues, she was diagnosed as having extensive cancer and was told she only has months left to live.
Her courage and smile inspire me to be good at my job.

4 comments:

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Oh, how heartbreaking.

Heidi said...

Thankyou for dropping by. That is so sad. And I'm feeling lousy with the stomaxh flu..I have no reason to complain.

angel, jr. said...

I am always inspired by the courage of some of the patients I've met. It's a wonder how many of them can stay so strong in the face of adversity. It's a true testament to their faith in themselves and God.

Kate said...

The receptionist at my old uni department recently walked into her doctor's office with a sore throat and walked out with a few months to live.

Her zest for life now inspires me as well.

I guess Joni Mitchell was right, eh?