For the next four days I’ll be participating in the 2014 Medicine X Advisory Board Retreat. Along with the other ePatient Advisors and Dr. Larry Chu, we’ll be discussing the 2014 conference and laying the groundwork for the 2015 happenings.
Also, there’s a view.
Santa Rosa is quite nice.
You can search Twitter for #MedXHangover right now, it’s a real thing. The emotional adrenaline rush of the conference comes to an abrupt end when you must return to the real world and there’s a feeling of emptiness. Despite the exhaustion that comes with being “on” for three or four days, it’s one of the most fulfilling experiences you can ever be part of, but when it’s over, you don’t want it to end. It’s an addiction that fuels your drive to want to cross off everything on your advocacy to-do list and in the same instant create fourteen new to-do lists because your brain is overflowing with drive and conviction.
But then the conference is over, you give your hugs, maybe shed a few tears, pack your bags, and return home – wherever that may be.