Saturday, August 11, 2012

So Sad

Dr. Larry Deutsch

My friend, Dr. Larry Deutsch died of complications of CLL. He was only 66 years old, a well respected family doctor, an honest medical writer, (see Calorie Wars)  and gifted hypnotist with offices in Ottawa and New York City.

We met in person at CLLPAG in Niagara Falls last April, but had been internet pals for a long time before that. We had worked on some hypnosis audio files to help deal with the stress of CLL. He was headed to Socal for a visit next week, but sepsis intervened first.

He was a kind and thoughtful physician and a good friend, full of life, hope and plans for the future. A life cut short. I will miss him and our many Skype calls.

I am way too sad to write much today. More later on the possible painful lessons from this tragedy.

Cancer sucks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear Brian. My thoughts are with you and Larry's family. Sending hugs across the Pacific. Deborah

August 12, 2012 at 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We wish u the very best Brian.

Larry was our family doctor for 38 years - a true friend and a gentleman. In fact he became a family friend who attended our children's weddings. Ottawa has lost a scholar and a tremendous human being.

Ram and Margaret Singh

August 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger maybe said...

I really miss Dr. Deutsch too. He had a great way of making people feel comfortable, as if they'd known him all their life. I originally went to see him for hypnosis, but made him my family doctor (until his untimely death). He was more than a doctor to his clients, he was a friend. I haven't found another "family doctor" yet, and still continue to go to a medical clinic (with many practitioners) and although they are great - they can never replace the patient-doctor relationship I had with Dr. Deutsch!

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