Working Full Time
© 1998 Andrew Lundin, M.D. All rights
reserved. Reproduced with permission.
I have been full time in school or working for 31 of my 32 years of ESRD
therapy. The first 6 months I was learning how to dialyze myself and had
to wait until the next semester. The first 6 months of my transplant I
took to recover. Now that I am in my 50s I admit it is getting a bit
harder to work a full day. Fortunately much of my work is teaching and
writing. Seeing patients in clinic is the hardest part of my week
physically but the fun makes up for it. If I can take a short nap (power
sleep) in the afternoon, after lunch, the day is easier to get through.
I have given up working on Sundays and cut down to a half day on
Saturdays. I do feel guilty and the work piles up but I am getting used
to living with the guilt.
- Peter Lundin, M.D.
- August 14, 1998
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