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Fits Like a Glove

Today I cared for a patient in an ICU I had never practiced in before. I was at home, comfortable and content. The nurses were superb and we were in full banter within 10 minutes — they essentially telling me … Continue reading

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Free at Last!

I am sorry to inflict this upon you but I need to share it. Today, I took my last fitness assessment test for the military. I passed. I am thoroughly relieved. I can now work on separation without the Sword … Continue reading

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“A Peaceful, Easy Feeling . . .”

My apologies to the Eagles for the title of this post . . . Today I went to one of the hospitals I often work at in the region. This is a brand new hospital, built from scratch and opened … Continue reading

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Tick, Tick, Tick . . .

I had a patient in my office today and I was not sure why. She had a very simple, straightforward, common health problem. A cardiologist certainly was not needed to evaluate her. No fancy testing was required. No treatment was … Continue reading

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Summer on the Bay

We live on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The summer season has begun and for this New Englander, summer on the Bay is pretty close to nirvana. We sit out on our neighbor’s pier. The billowing white sails glimmer on … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 2012

Today I spent some time exchanging email with my troops presently in Afghanistan. The conversations, and the importance of this day, made me think about other soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that I have met in the last 43 months: … Continue reading

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About

My name is Mike Therrien. I am a renaissance man. I know a little bit about a lot of things. I know a great deal about a very few fields. I have had ┬álife-defining and self-altering experiences at odd times … Continue reading

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