Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Doctor

I had this patient who had prostate cancer with metastasis to the bones. Luckily for all of us, the metastasis is not giving him pain!

Prior to his discharge from the hospital, he asked his daughter why is it that I was always seem so happy? My first reaction was to laugh out loud and shake my head in disbelief!!! Apparently, the patient was perplexed at this weird doctor who kept on smiling. He seems to be used to doctors who are very serious and quite frankly some even a bit snobbish.

Well, I guess I can claim that I am just trying to project to the patients that Laughter truly is the best medicine, and who else but the doctor him/herself should deliver it!!!

How can it get better than that!!!

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