The “in extremis” call: When your friend is the one calling!

Years ago, I remember vividly reading an article by the
late Dr. Roger Bone, where he described his emotions and
experience with his illness. I was quite captivated by
such description that I though, eventually I would write a
similar piece. However, to my surprise, over the past weeks
I have encountered an unprecedented feeling towards the
practice of medicine that involved caring for one of my best
friends.