I just found out that a previous patient of mine (an 11 year old kid) died from his leukemia, and also a good friend of many years has cancer.
How's that for holiday cheer?
That's pretty shitty, dude. The kid, obviously you couldn't do anything more than you did. Your friend, I consider it an excuse to be even more merry around him/her. Hopefully though it's treatable and s/he will live a long number of years regardless.
In still sucky, though less depressing news, I feel sick. Money that was supposed to come in for the holidays hasn't arrived yet, and i've put off shopping for so long because of it that I am essentially doing all my shopping in an hour from now. I am pretty unhappy about it, and am sure this christmas is going to be one of my more miserable experiences.