One family felt ready to pull the ventilator. They knew that the husband, father, and grandfather laying in the hospital bed would not want to endure these medical trials. The intensivists felt that he may recover if we give him just a few more days on the vent.
Halfway through my palliative consult service rotation. I’ve gotten into a good rhythm. I feel like I know what to expect when I walk into a room with the team to discuss goals of care.
Until I don’t.
Ashley Caron! Ashley is a 36yo Burly human, athlete, and badass mom. I met Ashley through her spouse, Michael, a previous interviewee on the podcast who is equally motivated and inspirational. During this conversation, we discuss the challenges of motherhood at 26 versus 36, the early death of her uncle, and why she wants desserts on her deathbed.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂
With my time on the adolescent unit and interviewing folks for my podcast, I have a suite of skills that roughly translates over to the palliative consult service. The conversations are very similar in tone, depth, and length. The difference lies in intent and goal.
Despite my cushy hours on the adolescent psych floor, my life has been filled with activity and motion. I submitted residency applications halfway through this rotation, I have met weekly with my study team to move forward on my Capstone Research project, I have emotionally invested myself in my patients, and I have charged forward on the podcast.
John Foley! John is a 29yo athlete, brother, and lover. I met John the first weeks of freshman year at Tufts University, over a decade ago, and we have been close friends ever since. During this conversation, we discuss his combative relationship with religion, the roast of his grandmother at her funeral, and why he is learning statistics on his commute to work.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂
On this lazy, rainy Sunday, when the day and night meet at a standstill marking the death of summer and the birth of fall, I feel like creating a fire and thinking of sunshine.