This Christmas, special thanks go out to S, who is spending the season far far from home. He is serving in the Middle East as a Medic, keeping people alive. S has served for years, in and out of military life. One of his jobs is an anesthetist, and years ago when I was a wet behind the ears intern, I learned the rules of keeping a patient alive through an operation by watching him. Whenever I saw he was in my OR, I knew it would be smooth sailing. Our troops are getting the best of the best out there.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, wherever you are!