My happy/celebrating patients...

Best news ever?
-How about telling a patient (and her family) that she doesn't have breast cancer. The biopsy was negative and the mass is benign. Yes there was a party in the clinic and yes I laughed and celebrated with the patient. And yes, I got to tell her the good news myself.

2ne best news ever?
-One of my first patient's from neurosurgery, a patient that was at one time in a drug induced coma -went home. I thought he was going to die, but despite the complicated surgery, new-onset seizures and hospital acquired pneumonia he somehow got better. Medicine is amazing!

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