SURVIVOR STORIES: Love Where You Live

SURVIVOR STORIES: Love Where You Live

It is so easy to get caught up in our routines of work, school, and whatever blah fills our weeks. The weekends get lost in piles of laundry, lazy pajama days, yard work, sleeping in, changing diapers, and doing nothing special. It’s especially hard during the...
MED SCHOOL MADNESS: Surviving Medical School

MED SCHOOL MADNESS: Surviving Medical School

How I’ve learned to help my spouse survive medical school I remember the relief we both felt when he finally received that acceptance letter. To me it was a moment of peace and pride in him; for him, though, it meant the beginning of a very long journey. My husband...
SURVIVOR STORIES: Assorted Advice

SURVIVOR STORIES: Assorted Advice

My dear husband’s ENT residency was five years long, and we did a lot of “keeping our eyes on the prize” to make it through that time.  I think we were aware that life after residency wouldn’t be all sunshine and lollipops, but like anything...
SURVIVOR STORIES: A Bracelet

SURVIVOR STORIES: A Bracelet

A few days ago, my seven year old asked me why I wear the same bracelet every day.  “Do you ever take it off, Mommy?”  I explained that the only times I remove it are when I’m stirring something hot on the stove, because it heats up and hurts my wrist.  Otherwise,...
SURVIVOR STORIES: 20 Years of Wisdom

SURVIVOR STORIES: 20 Years of Wisdom

Surviving the medical profession—20 years out: Words of wisdom from a physician-spouse of over 18 years.   Being married for over 18 years to an emergency physician, with two kids now in middle school, quitting my career full-time to take care of the family full-time,...