A Catholic Physician’s Perspective on the Current State of Medicine

I’ve been a physician for a very long time, and I still love what I do.  I would not have had it any other way – except maybe being an astronaut.  But I wear glasses, so that wouldn’t work …

Most of the time it was really fun.  Some times were pretty tough.  I didn’t like working 36 hours on and 12 hours off when I rotated through neurosurgery.  But it was a lot of fun when the first operation I ever did was to open the chest of a young man stabbed in the heart and removed the blood clots interfering with   his heartbeat and saved his life.  Unfortunately, the next time I had to do that it didn’t work …

I didn’t much enjoy taking care of the 12-year-old boy with 100% burns over his body.  Survival for type of injury was unprecedented.  That’s doctor-speak meaning he wasn’t going to survive no matter what we did or how hard we tried.  But we did try and he did die.

Praise the Lord

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