Every so often, the stars align and I'm lucky enough to work with great nurses, great doctors, and great patients. Two out of three ain't bad, and even just one out of the three can usually get me through a shift. One of the things I love most about working in the ER is the variability, which, unfortunately, means every so often I'll get none of the three. And that can make for a very long 12 hours. When that happens, you suck it up and remember that things can only get better tomorrow.