The ED Doc as Sisyphus

It’s well known that Americas’ ED’s are very busy, and getting busier through a confluence of factors. The fabulous people who work there really work for a living, and recently I’ve been just amazed that they keep coming back.

A colleague remarked to me once that “…we work like there’s an end to it, like we can get it done, but there is no end.” I think that’s a good explanation of the task.

Some days I feel like Sisyphus in Hades, rolling the rock up the hill, but never quite getting it done. All my colleagues work harder than me, and I salute everyone who does the job.