My hours are long, I spend a lot of time away from my family, my patients are obnoxious and unappreciative, and my success or failure can literally mean the difference between life and death. Actually now that I read that back, I'm frankly surprised I'm able to convince myself to get out of bed every morning. Hm.
But it's true. I have a tough job, but as hard as it may be, the rewards are greater than any self-induced suffering and hardship. Sure I have to put up with a lot of shit, but sometimes I get to save a life. There are people walking around this planet who are alive because of me. That's pretty damned special.
- Terry was sick as shit.
- Terry probably needed surgery.
- Terry probably needed surgery now.