Feb 18, 2010

40 Days and 40 Nights

As he mentioned last week, Doctor D is going to unplug from the internet for the 40 days of Lent.

Lent is an ancient Christian tradition when believers give up enjoyable distractions to focus on the more important things and prepare the soul for Easter.

Doctor D frickin' loves blogging!

It is lots of fun answering people's questions about the medical system and giving my odd perspectives on the doctor-patient relationship. Doctor D has met some very inspiring and cool doctors, patients, nurses, and med students through this blog.

Unfortunately, D has also spends most of his free time in front of the computer reading blogs, writing posts, and twittering.

So for the season of Lent D is going to escape from the internet:
On day one Doctor D will get some work done around the house.

But on day two he might get a little nervous and jittery.

On day three D's hands will be shaking and he'll ask to go check his Google Reader "just this once."

By day four Doctor D might just be howling obscenities and have to be tied down to keep from reading his favorite medblogs.

But... by day five D shall be totally Zen with a mind clear of all electronic distraction.

He will write and read on paper instead of blogs, he will learn to enjoy silence, he will take long walks in nature, and he will spend more time with his toddler, Little D.
After he has a purified mind and soul Doctor D will triumphantly return to answering your questions on April 5th!

How will you survive a long abstinence from all this Doctor D goodness?
  • Turn your attention to the blog roll: Doctor D links to some awesome blogs that will give you your medblogging fix till April.
  • Explore the Archives: There's some cool stuff back there to help you through the dark night of the soul Doctor D's absence is sure to bring on.
  • Subscribe: Instead of marking April 5th on your calender and counting the days in despair you can just plug AskAnMD into your reader and the new Doctor D shall magically appear on your computer after he has returned from his silent contemplation!
  • Send in Questions: Does reading this blog inspire you to ask a question? Email it to Doctor D and he'll add it to the list of interesting questions awaiting his sage answers.
Yes, despite all his blogless peace and harmony Doctor D will still check his email from time to time, so feel free to drop him a note.

Peace out! Doctor D is unplugging now.

See you in April!


Nurse K said...

Instead of giving up blogging entirely, just give up blogging in the 3rd person. Just a thought.

queenofoptimism said...

I will miss you from now until April, Doctor D. I always look forward to your posts. Enjoy 'lil D and your technology fasting.

Anonymous said...

Please help: Can a splinter enter the bloodstream and go to the heart and kill me? Its been in my big toe for months, its buried real deep. I can't feel it anyomore ,and its not infected...can it stay put?

Ella said...

Come back! We're bored without you!!

Doctor D said...

Doctor D didn't blog in the 3rd person for a full 40 days.

Aren't you proud of me, Nurse K!

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