Sound Off: Fasting during Ramadan as an Orthopaedic Surgeon
As my alarm sounded at 4 a.m. on April 2, I was quicker to wake up than other days. It was the first day of Ramadan, signifying a monthlong observance and fast. I was optimistic for this year’s fast—it was April, the temperature outside was still mild, and the days weren’t super long. I soon realized that over the course of the month, the period between dawn and dusk would increase to close to 15 hours long. This was going to be a challenge, I thought.