#12 The God of the bible never guaranteed a risk free or easy life.
#11 Prov 3:5-6 is a great way to relieve stress.
#10 Beside every great surgeon is an army of nurses/allied health workers.
#9 Sometimes people just die no matter how hard you work to keep them alive.
#8 In heaven I will be unemployed.
#7 When not to operate is harder to learn than when to operate.
#6 Sleep is just like any other necessity, it can be disciplined, rationed and forgone when needed.
#5 My most precious commodity to give my wife and kids is time.
#4 Perfect surgery does not compensate for arrogance.
#3 Every patient is made in the image of God.
#2 I can't make people feel better if I don't understand their suffering.
#1 If people are made in the image of God, you better know what you are doing when you operate on them.