Eric Hodson

March 31, 2017

The Leap

Do you get really frustrated at a coworker who should be way ahead in their career but struggle with the simplest of things? Is there someone you looked up to, but soon discovered that despite their years of experience just aren’t the kind of person you aspire to be? What you are experiencing is what I call “the Gap”, and what you need, is to Leap.
March 21, 2017

I Don’t Want To Be A Patient

We have no reason to look at them, except to look down at them, for the purpose of our job. We conduct our exam, document our findings, and carry on. But if it is true that we are in the preferred seat, then we have the incredible opportunity to exercise that authority and power to make a genuine difference.
March 20, 2017

Why Medicine

If you are trying to convince yourself that you are brave, this is not the career for you.
March 10, 2017


In trauma, the fundamental problem is the misappropriation of forces.
March 9, 2017

Silent Scream

This poem, inspired by a patient, grew and evolved through constraint.
March 7, 2017

Let’s Get Extubated!

Going from a medicine induced coma to the Full Monty of awake, afraid, and painful of being intubated can induce the kind of panic usually reserved for pilots who run out of fuel or skydivers who's parachute doesn't open. The shock for most is nothing short of horrifying. But don't worry, it gets better.
March 1, 2017

Feeling Stupid

I'm not good at everything. I think I'm good at only a few things. But the truth is I'm really good at only one thing; Feeling Stupid, and being ok with it.
February 28, 2017

Don’t Make Me Be Better

Your healing, like your health and your life. is yours alone. No one can take your meds for you, go to Physical Therapy for you, eat right for you or live your life for you.
February 27, 2017

Give Up, Or Don’t

The short story is, the very best thing for a heart patient to do is walk, and it is often the one thing they don't want to do. Many do well, but my patient today did not. It inspired me to share this lesson with you now before life puts you in a situation where your life depends on it.
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