In Short

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It all started not so long ago. In fact, though I can't be completely sure about it, I

think it was only five months ago. My name is Jeff Washburn and I am a surgeon. Not

that long ago my life under went a huge change. Unfortunately a huge misfortune had to

take place first. Not that long ago, I had a terrible thing happen to me. A misfortune led

to my being expelled from the hospital and my medical license being revoked. Two

patients died on me. I might have gotten away with only one but the board of directors

are good at finding patterns. Don't get me wrong, I didn't want these people to die. I just

happened to be drunk at the time. Now I drink even more just to soften the constant

hangover. The hearing were probably the worst part of whole ordeal. Three weeks of

being put in the spotlight.

Every inch of my life was put under a big magnifying glass. Every mistake I made in the

last fourteen years was read bunch of know-nothings who sit and pretend to run a

hospital. The mistakes weren't very frequent, at least, not until I started to drink.

I suppose you want to know the reason I started to drink. Well, I mess up big

time during a triple bypass and killed a patient. That's when the drinking started and the

drinking lead to the death of another patient. Now I drink even more and remember even

less which means its working.

About a month ago I left England, which is where I worked, and moved here to a

small fishing island off the coast of France. There is no doctor on the island so they

welcomed me, sort of. I scare them I...