I almost wept today

Mohammed Suhail, MS4 at UCSD SOM

I almost wept today for the first time in years.

My patient was a 45 year old woman with a metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma. Head shaved, eyes tired, she fell asleep twice as I spoke to her. Her daughter, 20 years old, sat nearby and woke her up with a few words in Spanish whenever she drifted back into sleep. Continue reading “I almost wept today”