There is really nothing to do but to wait. My blackberry keeps me connected, but I am clearly in a very different place.
This is different. And this is special. People are saving lives here. Yesterday, I saw the surgeon come out of the operation theater after a full day of surgery.
Just another day at the office for her, just the 9 to 5 - and she probably tried to help save 4 or 5 lives in that period (this is a cancer hospital).
What do I do in a day ? Read about 100 emails, attend two, maybe three meetings, try to think if I can get the time - and then I go home without any real sense of achievement for the day.
Of course I know that in its own way my activity is as important as the doctor. I help create economic activity ( or at least busywork) which keeps people employed and also brings products to people. I help keep the supply chain going.
And yet. Knowing all this. I can't help feeling how much more lucky the doctor is to see such a direct connection between her work and its results.
Thank God for doctors.