Quarantine Sucks . . . .I got sick, here’s what I’m doing

I’m writing from quarantine in my home. I was notified 5 hours ago (it seems like a week!), but knew this was coming for a couple of days. I had a fever on Wed night and now I’m coughing—wouldn’t get my attention on a normal day, but in the midst of this pandemic, it’s a

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Walking away from my scrubs and scalpel has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I started medical school when I was 21 and residency when I was 25. I spent 80+ hours a week for 51 weeks a year for 6 years—that’s 24,480 hours—learning to be a critical care surgeon.

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