First official day of residency. Woot woot!
Your Doctor's Wife and From: A Doctor's Wife have decided to do a weekly blog hop for medical/med life posts! It made me realize I should post more about my experiences "in the trenches" here on the 'ole blog.
I don't always think about, or know what to say about, our experience in medical school. I say "our" because when you are married to a student doctor it's a team effort! Not only do the students themselves make a lot of sacrifices, but you as the wife/husband/significant other/child/pet of the student make a lot of sacrifices as well.
I can't remember how many events we missed (including a sister's wedding), or how many date nights had to be canceled. I don't know how many days I was ready to ship my kids off to a pineapple farm and couldn't even call my husband because he was in class, or studying for the 4th test in a 3 day period.
There were times he was gone for a month or more on the other side of the country on a rotation. During one of those rotations I had to take all three kids with me to the ER late one night because Girl A stepped on a sawtooth picture hanger.
Sometimes he would be SO busy studying for a huge string of tests (which seemed to happen every.stinkin'.week) that the only opportunity we had to see him would be to take dinner over to the school and have dinner together as a family at the picnic tables outside. He would take half an hour to eat and play with the kids, then it was back to the 'ole grindstone!
But, we made it through school! He graduated! Woo hoo!!
Now, we just have to make it through residency, right?!?! Right.