I had a pleasant phone call the other day. The caller was the brother of the patient with acute leukemia in my earlier post.
He said his brother is much better now and has been discharged from the Hematology Centre after a month of hospitalisation. Chemotherapy course have to be continued for a year.He thanked me profusely for diagnosing the condition fast and sending them to that centre. It seemed the doctor there also commented that they reached there well in time.They reached there the next morning itself. The patient is still not out of danger,but chances of survival is more.
I shared the news with the lab team and the pathologist and we all felt good. I started smiling more at my patients and took more time to answer their seemingly silly doubts.
Such positive feed backs help a lot in raising your morale.