I’d like to introduce a new (to me) blog, the Rocky Mountain Medic. He has a gift for writing that few others have and gives us insight not only into his job, but into the lives of his patients as well. There have been (and are) a handful of medical blogs with great writing, amongst them Hermes (rest in peace), Doc Charles, and Flat Line NYC. I believe that the Rocky Mountain Medic can join their ranks.

The front door of his apartment was already cracked, for he was expecting us. Through the crack created by the patient, I could see the kitchen counter tops and the rotting food imbedding itself into the Formica counter tops. I heard shuffling inside and someone speaking very softly. I knocked on the door politely as the figure eclipsed my view of the kitchen and began speaking.