In over two decades of taking care of patients in Mountain View, Missouri, I've never one time missed a day of work ---- until Wednesday. I took the family to see the Hobbit on Christmas Eve morning (IMAX 3-D --- it was awesome), but I broke a fever about halfway through. I got home and I figured I would get over it quickly like I always have in the past. This time it was not to be. I had to call Tracy early Wednesday and tell her to move it all over to today. I apologize to anyone whom I caused undue inconvenience. I am ready to roll now, but I know I will collapse tonight. If I can go another 21 years without missing a day, you won't hear me complaining.