Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What's in the bag?

Larry works really hard so it was so fun to see him so excited about this gift from a patient. All the Internal Medicine residents are required to spend time working in the clinic, which can be pretty rough. Most of the patients do not follow their doctor's instructions, they often don't show up to appointments, and many of them are clearly drug-seeking. That said, Larry has met some really great patients there that have just fallen on hard times.

This week one of Larry's patients presented him with this gift bag holding five pounds of chocolates. He said that every year, he and his wife save up their money and choose one person to give a present to. They discussed who made the biggest difference in their life this year and they both agreed it was Larry. Larry was totally touched. He told them that he was going to bring it home to show his wife why it was worth it to work late some days.

9 comments:

a said...

wow! that is just great. sounds like larry would be a doctor i would be so proud to have! :) there aren't many of them out there, these days.

thanks for sharing this, and hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

Living On Faith said...

That was a sweet gift. :)

Denise said...

What a great story. It is nice that someone did that for him and so smart for Larry to bring it home and share with you!

Nikki said...

That is so sweet . . . literally! Yah for Larry!!!!

R said...

Congratulations Larry! Hope you guys will be enjoying a Merry Christmas.
~Rachel

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

that is so sweet.

i will always remember my mom meeting lary soon after calder was born (i think he was dropping off some pez y'all found in your apt), and my mom asking larry what kind of dr he was going to be and his reply "hopefully a good one." well looks like he is accomplishing his wish!

truemeaningoffood said...

that's a great story, and i am not surprised at all. you two are some of the nicest people i know. i really mean that. thanks for being friends with me and kirk.

-eva

Amy and Cameron said...

That's a great story about a great man
-Cambo

Kim said...

Steph AND Larry:
We are totally missing you. There is no one to make us laugh so hard that we pass out. It is nice having a great Dr. in the family though for those occasions. I loved the story. I can see why your patients love you...we sure do.