Too many people who I run into grimace when I mention the holidays. My
lack of blogging is a direct result of the holiday season. In the words
of Willy Wonka, “So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute.
Strike that. Reverse it.” Our to-do list is already long, our Christmas
list makes it longer and our time frame is finite. So in this time of
pressured holiday joviality, jib-jab Christmas cards, meatballs on a stick,
and enough sugar cookies to build a replica of the Eiffel Tower, I just
want to say thank you to all my readers for your support.
Between clinic, surgery, meetings and holiday gatherings, I try to find
a moment of calm, usually listening to Charlie Brown Christmas in the
background as I drive home, to remind myself of why I’m so blessed.
I’m thankful that I was able to find work in Glynn County and raise
my children in the place where I grew up. I’m thankful for my wife
who keeps me grounded and pulls me up from my bootstraps with a loving
smack to say, “time to move on.” My boys are the necessary
flux in my life to remind me that everyday is different and that change
should be embraced. I’m thankful for my partners; they are just
as busy as I am and yet they will always step up to take a call or help
when needed. My co-workers who keep the illusion that a doctor is a one
man show. It takes a village, including my nurse and PAs in the hospital
and my athletic trainers who stand with me on the sidelines. If I listed
every person along with my name on my long white coat who keep the machine
oiled on a daily basis and the patients cared for, that list would easily
go up one sleeve and down the other.
Finally, I would like to thank Southeast Georgia Health System for giving
me the resources to give back to the community in the form of all the
sports medicine programs and protocols I have spearheaded in order to
make sure our athletes are safe.
I’ll see you in 2020.