“Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.”
My patient needed a way to deal with his loss. Between the loss of his lung function and my surgery to remove his voice box, his life had really changed. Two of his biggest pleasures, an energetic round of golf and a ride in the hills on his bicycle, were no longer possible. His health had progressively robbed him of his activity. He spent more time at home thinking about his life.