Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

10Jan/07Off

Analrapist*

This may be callous of me, but sometimes I feel like our SBS class is one giant therapist couch for whoever is speaking. Today was one of those days.

Our speaker was the head of the hospice program, and started off telling his story. Overworked, underpaid, 2 kids and a wife he never saw. I got the impression that he no longer has either the wife or the kids (see above). Anyhow, alone and unhappy, he went to a grief workshop run by some woman named Elizabeth. She taught him the meaning of life through death. Or something like that.

30 minutes later as he's reclining on our spacious leather couch (please, tell me more about your feelings), it turns out that he has found beauty in his life through the death of others. Now, I'll say this carefully, because I do admit that a lot of what he said was poignant and touching. But, for most of his talk, I felt like I was watching a crappy romantic comedy.

Blargh. My heart is 2 sizes too small.


*If you haven't seen Arrested Development, you are both depressed and emotionally impoverished without even knowing it! Remedy this immediately!

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  1. where are they??!?! WHERE ARE THEY???!!!??? Oh dear god. I am seriously losing it…..

  2. I think it is important to note that he was talking about the renowned and accomplished expert in the field of grief and loss: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. If you’re going to learn about hospice care, I don’t think there is a better source.

    http://www.elisabethkublerross.com/

    http://www.elisabethkublerross.com/pages/books.html

    This is not to say that this wasn’t a bit of a therapy session with 115 know-it-alls, just trying to clear up that working with “Elizabeth” is a pretty big deal. At least in my book.

  3. Plus, she was the founder and first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty.

    Which is nice.

  4. The Yuan Dynasty of course being famous for its multi-colored pottery, rampant taphephobia among the Emperor’s servants and line drawings of waterfalls.

    As the genesis of what some call “premature burial” of servants with their deceased masters, Ms. Kubler-Ross assured her own primacy in the field of death and dying some 500 years later.

  5. Who am I thinking of? Right…Kublai Khan. I always get those two confused.

  6. WOOHOO! They finally posted our SBS grades!

    Let there be a record.

    We took the exam December 12.
    Today is January 12.

    30 days.

    Enough said.

  7. Dear Zac,

    It sounds like you are having a fun sexy time.

    Sincerely,
    Johanna

  8. pooping

  9. pooped

  10. poopies

  11. poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop

  12. And here I was excited to see so many comments…that’ll teach me to actually click and read them.


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