Tales Of A Pandemic

A subtle vibration permeates the still air, a thumping, that melds with our heartbeat. The drumbeat becomes constant, louder, deafening, echoing the chaos around us.  The sounds initially emanate from a far-off land. There is news of a contagion. There are images...

His Last Breath

I reminisce about him, a decade old memory, from time to time. He was in his early thirties. He was a father to three little girls, married to his high school sweetheart. She stood by his side throughout, a faint frown furrowing her brow. She knew that the stakes were...

The Cut

Medical training spans an eternity. One has to complete high school, college, medical school, before crossing the final hurdle of residency training. I ‘matched’ for internal medicine residency, in a university hospital in the mid-west. The program had a...

Disappointed

His eyes are luminous, I get a glimpse of his pure soul, brilliant, untarnished, innocent. He greets  me with a disarming smile. He can hardly contain himself. I am weary. I had a full load of patients  in clinic today. My medical assistant was a new hire,...