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    Saturday, December 31, 2005
    Out of Time

    I'm just dashing out the door for a week's vacation in Mexico. I wanted to blog this week, but it kind of all got away from me:

    The downside of medicine during the holidays, when you see families taking a hit from serious illness. I sent one patient to hospice this week, and have worked with two women with metastatic breast cancer under the age of 40.

    The crazy spam faxes we have been getting for temporary office help. One company brags about their "articulate medical receptionist" and "dependable medical assistant"; I'm fantasizing about companies that push their "dyslexic medical records filers" and "sullen, territorial front office staff who fight with the back office staff at every opportunity." Not that we've been having any of that around here or anything...

    V.'s new hobby. She calls me up and reads me snippets of porn spam from her email, then complains, "They're offering to enlarge organs I don't have."

    But this will all have to wait for 2006. Back in a week. I resolve to post more often this year! Happy New Year!



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