However miserable the old system has been, we are all experts at it. We know the dance moves. You agree to become the patient, and I, the clinician, agree to to try to fix you, whatever the improbability, the misery, the damage or the cost. With this new way, in which we together try to figure out how to face mortality and preserve the fiber of a meaningful life, with its loyalties and individuality, we are plodding novices. We are going through a societal learning curve, one person at a time. And that would include me, whether as a doctor or as simply a human being. [Atul Gawande]
I am glad that I love to learn and try things out. To BE patient with my scattered energy can BE nearly impossible, but it is one of the things I really love about myself. I am NEVER bored.
Anyway, since I’ve been riding this train awhile, I have learned some stuff that I want to share to mayBE make my mum’s Journey more satisfying. It’s a weird sort of knowledge though, and HOW to express it puzzles me.
Still, we’re all on some learning curve[s] pretty much all our lives. We just call it What Happened Yesterday or That Thing I Learned That Day When…
We’re humans BEing human.
I love you, Currie