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Divot On My Heart

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, In : Death & Dying 


As Charlie’s heart failure worsened, his twig-like fingers searched over his chest and he asked, “Doc, can you show me where my heart is?” Confused, I pointed just left of his sternum and inquired, “Why do you ask?” He explained he feels like he is drowning and uttered “I grew up on a farm Doc and if things get worse a shotgun to the heart is quick, but can be messy!”


Charlie appeared younger than a man in his late 80s, white trimmed beard, crystal blue eyes and a baseball cap. A...


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In 2022,To Be or To Do, that is the Question

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Saturday, January 1, 2022, In : Being Still 







In a heavenly court, three legendary men are debating the greatest question of all: What is the meaning of life?


Jean-Paul Sartre, the great French existential philosopher says, “To be is to do!” All in attendance applauded the intellectual acumen.


Socrates condescending smirks at Sartre and says, “To do is to be!” and the crowd claps in admiration of the profundity.


Frank Sinatra comes to the podium, offers a serene smile, and with his rich baritone sings, do-be-do-be-do”  Mr. Sina...


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Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. Author and All American Masters Runner.