Category Archives: Memoir

Nancy Alonso

I found a surprise note on my desk after the morning clinic. It was a busy clinic with patients of various kidney and electrolyte problems including a challenging case of hypokalemia or low potassium. At first it didn’t click. I … Continue reading

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A life matters !

“Doctor, doctor, doctor,” she said, with a Spanish accent “Look at me doctor,” she said again grinning “Look at my face, I am happy now, I am happy now, my life is back” Her eyes welled up with tears This … Continue reading

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Until I had my own

“Her heart is beating at 172 per minutes. Do you have fever?” That question from the obstetrician threw chills in our bones in otherwise a routine visit. My wife quickly turned and looked at me but I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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A trip to Addis

I started to be nervous on the final decent of the Ethiopian Air Lines Boeing 777. The last time I was in Addis was the day I left Addis itself. That was 15 years ago although it felt like 150 … Continue reading

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A piece of my day, nephrosis

I pushed the door open I don’t remember knocking, nervous He was standing at the door A very important person or VIP, as they called them His wife was sitting by the chair next to the computer “How are you … Continue reading

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A piece of my day, renal rounds

Detroit, Michigan,2008 Attention Doctors, Nurses, Specialists, Visitors, We ask you please, Do not talk negative things in front of her or close to her; Smile to her, be kind and positive; Be compassionate, please! I looked at those words on … Continue reading

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An encounter in Milano Centrale

I arrived at Milan Central Train station at around 11 am. It was a beautiful Sunday morning. Milano Centrale is one of the oldest and grandest train stations in Europe. It was also my first trip to Italy. Just about … Continue reading

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