T*R*A*P*P*E*R 'L*O*S, M.D.
The diary of a surgeon in a warzone.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year
The holidays have come and gone here in Ramadi. While it was difficult to be away from my family and friends back home, we did have a great morale visit from Jim McMahon. Yes, the Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl Champion quarterback. I thought Debbie's family in Chicago would particularly enjoy this picture.
I want to wish everybody back home a Happy New Year and send you all my wishes for health and happiness in the coming year. I know I am ecstatic to be in a new year as I have a great deal to l0ok forward to:
-John Spong (one of my best friends and a writer for Texas Monthly) will be coming to Ramadi for a couple of weeks in January to write a story for his magazine.
-I will be resigning my commission from the United States Navy, closing what has been a wonderful 14 year career and a tremedously rewarding chapter in my life.
-I will be returning to Austin, Texas to start a new and exciting life with my family.
-I will be joining a surgical practice at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin with another one of my best friends John Uecker.
-I look forward to Texas Football season that doesn't end in an ugly victory in the Alamo Bowl.
-I will be turning 40 in November (not sure I'm looking forward to that one).
-What I look forward to most is coming home to my spectacular wife Debbie and the three most amazing kids in the world; Trevor, Madison, and Tyler. The thoughts and visions of seeing you all in just a couple of months is what keeps the light at the end of the tunnel so bright!