I know that seems like a long time to worry about a patient. But how long is too long? What would a medical ethicist say? Several weeks ago, I decided to take M off the list. Don’t ask me why. Some combination of time, frustration, wisdom, prayer, other patients, and the final okay from Eileen. I don’t worry about him now. Really. Maybe he has cancer. Maybe he will die. Maybe he will sue me. No worry.