As doctors, patients are always telling us how to do our jobs. Just stitch me up, slap a band aid on it and send me home. It's easy to suggest a quick solution when you don't know much about the problem, when you don't understand the underlying cause or just how deep the wound really is.
The step towards a real cure is to know exactly what the disease is to be begin with. But that's not what people want to hear. We're supposed to forget the past that landed us here, ignore the future complications that might or else??, and go for the quick fix.
As doctors, as friends, as human beings, we all try to do the best we can. But the world is full of unexpected twists and turns. Just when you've gotten the lay of the land, the ground underneath you shifts and knocks you off your feet.
If you're lucky, you end up with nothing more than a flesh wound - something a band aid would cover. But some wounds are deeper than they first appear and require more than just a quick fix. With some wounds, you have to rip off the band aid. Let them breathe and give them time to heal.Dr. Meredith GreyGrey's Anatomy