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    Saturday, July 15, 2006

    Just When I Thought I was Out, They Pull Me Back In: Well, it's official. I'm a blogging addict. I can't give this up. Not quite two months away from it, and I'm forsaking my family to rejoin the blogging life.

    I'm not really forsaking them. They urged me to return. Smothering mothering is not working out well for us. Not only that, without blogging, my rants against the tort system, shotty medical research and reporting, and other topics generally covered by this blog have been falling on my family's ears. Too many times I've gone on and on about things medical, only to be met with absent minded grunts and glazed over eyes. Until finally one day, one of the kids said, "Mom, just blog it." When I announced at the dinner table tonight that I decided to resume blogging, they all cheered.

    The internet is wonderful. I can cast my voice over the entire world in search of interested souls instead of relying on those within earshot only. My family's gain, your loss?
     

    posted by sydney on 7/15/2006 11:14:00 PM 19 comments

    19 Comments:

    I was hoping the rumors were true, and they are. Welcome back. Look forward to reading you again...

    By Blogger Dr. A, at 7:07 AM  

    Nobody tears an abstract apart like you do. Welcome back. Steve Lucas

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:01 AM  

    Welcome back. Blogging has been just proven to be more addictive.

    By Anonymous The Medical Blog Network, at 8:27 AM  

    So glad you are back.. I cheered your decision to do what was right for your family.. but I am addicted to your blog.. so glad you are back
    Pat H

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 AM  

    Imagine my surprise when your blog lit up at my Bloglines this AM. Great to have you back!

    By Blogger Granny J, at 11:50 AM  

    WHAT A DELIGHT to find you here again.

    I say "Hooray for sticky, rigid, unyielding blog-addiction!"

    ~Deb

    By Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani, at 4:05 PM  

    Yay!! Welcome back!!

    By Anonymous geena, at 11:01 PM  

    Glad to see you back in the saddle. I'd just discovered all the great medical blogs when you bugged out. Even started one myself (can't call it great, yet, but it's medical). I look forward to seeing what you have to say, again.

    By Blogger Sid Schwab, at 11:11 PM  

    Welcome back!

    By Blogger D.P., at 12:21 AM  

    Welcome back!

    By Blogger beajerry, at 9:55 AM  

    I'm glad I didn't erase the bookmark.

    By Blogger Bladedoc, at 2:00 PM  

    Well, I certainly think it's my gain. In fact, I feel like I may have to decalre it on my 2006 taxes . . . -)

    By Blogger MM, at 6:29 PM  

    Thanks so much for coming back.
    You give a much needed, little found perspective on medicine.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:04 AM  

    hurray welcome back!

    By Blogger Nick, at 4:19 PM  

    Welcome back! There is so much nonsense in the world of health care, it is great to have someone cut through all the smoke and helpf us see clearly. Somehow I kept my RSS feed for your blog and it paid off. Thanks

    By Blogger cokaygne, at 6:32 AM  

    Well welcome freakin'back!

    You were missed!

    It's not addictive, it's theraputic, even if it is 0200 and I'm blogging on my front porch to escape the heat.

    Blog on!

    By Anonymous Kim, at 5:17 AM  

    Aww, Dammit.
    Just when I thought I was ready to retire and leave medicine with all its difficulties and glories behind- here you are, back to lure me in.
    Now I better go get that board recert back up to date.

    By Anonymous dani, at 7:23 AM  

    Syd

    Welcome back--you drive me mad (as you know) but you are the best....

    Matthew

    By Anonymous Matthew Holt, at 1:27 AM  

    Welcome back! :-)

    By Anonymous Dara, at 11:11 PM  

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