Ballad of a sober man: an ER doctor's journey of recovery
“Now, in her afterlife, she occasionally accompanied Maggie on excursions into my head, usually at night. Make that a double vodka.
I thought I had finally learned in sobriety how to put them in the past, encased in a box, and keep them there. Still, sometimes they found a way out to visit me. The program taught me how to at least limit their appearances.
I worked hard over the months, showing up for shifts with an energy I had not seen in myself for decades, a newfound enthusiasm I had not felt since my residency days back in Baltimore.”
“J. D. Remy” is an emergency physician and author of Ballad of a Sober Man: An ER Doctor’s Journey of Recovery. (https://amzn.to/3lZlBHu)
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “A sober emergency physician returns to work, just in time to face the COVID-19 pandemic.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/08/a-sober-emergency-physician-returns-to-work-just-in-time-to-face-the-covid-19-pandemic.html)
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