I saw a patient today, and had some bad news. We talked about what we can do and how to approach it, but ultimately, things are getting worse, and we'll have to see if we can turn things around or not.
As I finished up, he said to me, "Dr ifinding, you gave me all kinds of news today that I didn't want to hear, but I'm glad you were the one telling me."
Thanks, dude. You have no idea how much I needed that.