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A Real Bad Cough

For people joining the story late, I have been providing some personal background, and when I left the story last week things were looking pretty good.  I had completed my residency in Philadelphia, and was working as an anesthesiologist in a small town in Wisconsin.  Anesthesiologists are paid well, and I enjoyed the nature of the job, running to ‘codes,’ racing in for C-sections in the middle of the night, and bringing big smiles to the faces of women in labor.  In fact, unlike the typical day in the life of a psychiatrist or psychotherapist, everyone was happy to see me!
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