Dec 8, 2010

Time Out

Last year Dr. D took the season of Lent to unplug from the internet for a while and contemplate the deeper meaning of life. It was an invigorating time of growth and reflection...

Yeah, you guessed it, Dr. D is putting his blog on "timeout" again.

We're going to pause AskAnMD for 2 months. Dr. D still has a lot of great stuff to blog about, but for now he just doesn't have the time. We'll be back sometime in February.


My grandmother as well as my favorite former patient died in November. This got me thinking... Dr. D keeps a list of things to do. That list included: "Call the Dude" and "Visit Grandma D" for many months. I procrastinated even when I knew the end was near for both of them. I could have reached out to either of them while they were still alive, but I was too busy.

Grandma D:

I love this blog, but it takes a lot of my time. I spend a lot of time thinking on the questions you write me, and writing, re-writing, checking, and formatting a post takes about 6 hours for me. Yeah, I'm that slow!

Going faster would make me put out rambling, useless junk, and I wouldn't do that to my readers.

So posting every week takes a significant chunk of my free time. So for the next few months I've decided to allot more time to my friends and family who are still breathing.

I Shall Return!

Doctor D will be back in his online clinic of doctorly wisdom and sarcasm soon, but for now you'll have to survive the long nights of Winter without him.

But be of good cheer! There are lots of great medblogs out there to keep you entertained and informed. The ones listed on the blog roll to your right are an excellent place to start.
You can also catch up on some of the really awesome stuff in the AskAnMD archives, and if you get board and desperate for a fix of Doctor D's inane observations you can follow him on Twitter.

You can also still email Dr. D your questionsjust don't expect any immediate answers.

Then sometime in mid-February just when you had almost forgetten about Doctor D your feed for AskAnMD will roar to life and bring you awesome insights on that will totally blow your mind!

Until then:
I love you guys!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all that other cheerful holiday whatnot!


Anonymous said...

11/29.....12/8.....lovely gramma....heal thyself.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear that you lost your grandmother in addition to "The Dude." Sounds like a rough Fall/Winter for you. This totally random stranger is sending good thoughts your way. Have a lovely Holiday Season. Enjoy your time reflecting on life and spending it with those that are most important to you. I will be here when your sabbatical is over. All the best!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dr. D. for taking the time to teach us and amuse us. I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and look forward to your return.

Mandy (nee Amanda from Calif.)

Anonymous said...

sayonara, may the force be with you!

Anonymous said...

I'll miss your posts and I just met you. Take care of you!

Anonymous said...

Your grandma was a devastatingly beautiful woman. Enjoy your time out and I eagerly await seeing a new AskAnMD post on My Yahoo rss feed.

Albinoblackbear said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother---what a striking woman young and old. I understand the need to take a breather from blogging. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and see you next year!

tracy said...

It's March! Miss you, Doctor! Hope you and your family are all well.

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