Sitting beside Dr. Picard Marceau at a standards committee meeting several years ago, I was smiling. He was rising to the obvious passion of what he felt was a literary injustice to the surgery DS known as the Duodenal-Switch procedure. He was requesting, if not demanding, that in the new patient handbook the description of the surgery be more specific. I smiled because, as perturbed as he was, what he displayed was a passion of what he believed to be the most important pa
The other day while seeing a patient our discussion focused on how life can take many turns and that just when we think we have things figured out suddenly there is a changing life event that changes everything. Sometimes I think life just gets in the way because learning to put change into perspective and learning to deal with ups and downs can be difficult even if the change could be a positive thing. Life happens to all of us and actually most of the time it is good, but
If I could ever write another book it would be all about my patients who attend support group. They are by far one of the most interesting groups I have had the privilege to work with in a long time. They are inquisitive, very knowledgeable about the surgery they had, friendly and welcoming to new patients and most of all they are fun to be with. They love to party and we do that a lot. We have a wide variety of meetings, most of which the patients have requested me to do.