I must say, I find it very hard to sit by and watch someone I love suffer. I also find it very difficult not to jump in and second guess whatever their medical team is doing – it is not because I think I am in any way superior. Instead, it is because I feel helpless sitting on the sidelines.
Those of us who are trained in a surgical specialty are used to moving fast when needed and, when we were not, we were preparing to do so.
In my current professional iteration I have found a way to combine the doing (expressive arts) with the listening. In my leisure time I make art (for those who are interested, im also working on a website called, Beyond The Box Doc).
So, I’ve pretty much set up my life in order to stay in motion. Perhaps the lesson I need to take from today’s events is that I need to learn to be a better and more supportive bystander when appropriate situations arise.
I’m wondering, dear reader, what situations test your patience. I’d love to hear from you!