Fortunately, there was someone on the other side of the brick wall trying to get out, or trying to help me through. I'll probably never know.
It's amazing to me how just a small connection formed with other people can help overcome stress, anxiety and malcontent. Medicine is too full of emotional brick walls for us to get by on our own. Sometimes just the presence of another heartbeat - or in my case, an ECG crew - is all you need to break through.