Celine Dion, CRNA School, Candy Corn, and PTSD.

October 27, 2011

If any of you have Celine Dion’s song, A New Day Has Come on your iPod, now would be the appropriate time to play it.  Probably the only appropriate time to play it in your lifetime. I suspect I’m the only one listening to it right now. Even Celine Dion’s usual power to induce gagging […]

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If I Don’t Get Traded For A Camel, I’ll Tell You All About It After

May 23, 2011

My phone rings and an unknown number appears. I answer and a voice booms out from the other end, “Suz!” “Yes??” I reply hesitantly, wondering what kind of trouble I’m in now. “This is Byron from Free To Smile Foundation, do you want to go to Niger next month to provide anesthesia?” I say, “Yes!” […]

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Why you’d really hate your life if you had cancer and went to CRNA school in the jungle

February 3, 2011

I asked myself how it could possibly be more challenging than the jungle. There, I lived with a family of cockroaches and a fear of electrocution.  They said the shower was safe, but the electrical wires surrounding the shower head told me that dying was a distinct possibility. At least…I would die clean. I told […]

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