Yesterday, a patient gave me this beautiful bonsai as a gift for “saving his life.” I can’t go into specifics in order to respect the patient’s privacy and comply with HIPAA. But according to him, he would have been dead in 6 months if I hadn’t pressed the issue. Suffice to say that I am deeply touched by this kind gesture. I was only doing my job. And thank you for reminding me why I became a doctor.
(cross-posted from my personal blog)