Long time gone

It’s been quite a while since I was able to come here and post a blog. In case any of you wondered what I was up to, I have been completely swamped in the myriad of details involved in merging and moving a medical practice. I’m just now settling in to my situation, but it will be some time before the adjustment is complete. I had no plans to make such a move until relatively recently, when it became obvious that with the changing economic situation of our country, I either had to find a way of reducing my overhead costs by sharing space and personnel, or retire. Since I enjoy what I do, and feel I’m entirely too young to spend my time sitting at home clipping coupons, the former option was far preferable. The down side of my move is that I’m no longer my own boss; I have to learn a new computer system, and get rid of a lot of accumulated stuff my new, smaller quarters will no longer accommodate. The upside is that I can continue to work at a reduced schedule, continue to teach at the University, have available coverage when I’m away or if I get sick, and there is someone who has made a commitment to take over my patients when I finally make the decision to retire.

My “new life” began on November 1, and while the transition hadn’t been as smooth as I had hoped (after a week, my phones are finally working and most of the computers are functioning, though the forwarding of mail is still an issue in negotiation with the US Postal Service) I feel the end results are going to justify the pain, and I feel good about my decision to embark on this new road. Now, I’ll have more time to read (my backlog of books and magazines should keep me busy for several years even if there are no additions to the piles,) write more, and visit some of my neglected blogging friends. I also look forward to more time with friends, more hikes in our local mountains, and a chance to visit my far away son more than I have been able to in the past.
To the few who may still read these words, be well.

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8 Responses to Long time gone

  1. Jorge, It has been a good long time indeed and good to read a post from you. Hope your transition is good and gives you more time for things that matter. I have been rather errant in blogging on WordPress since the move from MSN Windows Live Spaces but keep the WordPress space somewhat active to maintain the archives. Am doing more work with Google at http://www.stephenspaintingstudio.blogspot.com and will see what happens. Glad to see you posting again and as ever be well.

  2. Beth Marie says:

    Great to see a post from you Jorge. I wish you the best in your new endeavor.

  3. Sarah says:

    Dr. Jorge, glad to see you have made a mostly successful move, so you can keep doing what you do for your patients, who I’m sure would be sad to see you retire. I hope there’ll be some unexpected and delightful surprises awaiting you in your new office.

  4. Hi Jorge
    Time goes fast The world is still turning ..But life is different.
    Its for everyone of us Jorge. I think u made the right decision.
    Now u have a different life ..and enjoy the important things in life.
    Breathing…and see the sunrise. Visit ur son more.
    write abt it. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS Glad ur back

  5. redvlvt1 says:

    As some wise and often quoted person once said, “The only constant in life is change.” I’m glad to hear you’re embracing and placing a positive spin on your new adventure. As the last few years of my life has at times seemed like a whirlwind pulling me along in its path, I can surely empathize with your situation. A positive attitude is a must as we plunge through all the negatives in life. Best to you and hopefully I will be back soon and more often. May the best of blessings find you during this holiday season. 🙂

  6. natswans says:

    I popped over from Beth’s and wish you well.

  7. get in shape says:

    i want to reduce weight

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