Despite having gone to medical school and having been a physician for a few years, I still occasionally have difficult days. Today was one of them. After having two lengthy meetings and working 12 hours, I got asked to accompany a close friend of mine to the hospital where one of our mutual friends is dying of metastatic cancer at 28. I wish I could do something to change the situation, but I can't and the weight of today is near crushing. I'd like to think I made even the smallest bit of difference. We can't win them all, but all we can do is try. I tried today.