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John Chamberlain, MD
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From University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14626.

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Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(11):751-752. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-152-11-201006010-00015
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It was Thursday, and I was late. The usual delays. I couldn't wait for the elevator. I'd taken the stairs. I felt overwhelmingly weary. My mind pleaded for sleep, my spirit for absolution. My heart wouldn't stop racing. Must be the stairs. I sought balance by focusing on my breathing and the moment. Sun shone through the windows as I passed open doors, its warmth lost on me. Glancing smiles faded as I passed the nurses' station. Did I look that glum? It had been a long 2 days.





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