In the middle of a barrage of traumas in the E.D. so this will be kind of short.
Certain patients really help to give you some perspective. I bumped my knee against a 2x4 while cleaning up the chicken coop today, and it was so hard it brought tears to my eyes and now I have a large bruise. One of my patients fell headfirst down a hill, broke their jaw, wrist and several ribs, AND managed to climb back up the hill to call for help. Ouch, ouch, and Ouch!