Hi Quirky & all,
Quirky: thank you for hosting this fantastic thread. I love coming here to read & reflect.
Yes, I completely agree with you. You’re right about grief. It can bring out all kinds of raw emotions...
Neither my friend nor his colleagues blame the grieving family. Emotions have been so high, & he knows it’s especially hard for the family, as they could not be in the same room as the patient. He knows that must have been really traumatic/heartbreaking for them, so he understands...
I think his sadness has more to do with the loss itself & feeling overwhelmed. I suspect also feelings of helplessness, which must be particularly hard for doctors...it’s a lot of pressure
Thanks so much for taking (making) time for me. You’re such a warm & consistent presence on the forums, especially when I know you’ve been through so much with the wildfires first & now this...a hug to you (only if you like hugs) xoxo
Highlights: the kindness of the people on these forums :)
Frustrations: the usual...I miss seeing my family/friends in person, but I understand & agree that virtual is the way to go during this pandemic.
Also, I find WFH (work from home) really hard. I’m about 1/2 in the office & 1/2 at home, because I can’t 100% work from home due to the nature of my work. I understand why WFH needs to happen partially, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy.
My normal routine is in shambles...
1 thing I’m working on: same, same...patience is not one of my virtues, forgiveness & letting go.
1 thing that surprised me: how much I would struggle with being in relative social isolation
kindness and care,