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Lives of Doctor Wives: Night Float

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Night Float

Does anyone else absolutely hate it? Damian started the night float on Sunday and it will last 2 weeks and I cant stand it! Especially since he just had 2 weeks last month too.



Blogger Melisa said...

I kinda liked it when Brad did it during intern year. He was always off by noon. It was bad if he had a busy night though... I have to admit though, I HATE sleeping alone. Probably why I'm still on the computer at 12:30 at night...

March 19, 2009 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger --Leann-- said...

I dont know what night float is exactly. But i know that i hate with a passion with B has to work any night shifts... and half of his shifts a month are night.

I'm slowly ..s..l..o..w..l..y.. getting used to it. Night shift will just be a part of our lives until the day he retires. oy vay.

Sleeping alone, and then having to keep the kids from bugging him while he sleeps during the day... they know he's home but they cant see him. not fun.

March 19, 2009 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Melisa said...

Oh, Leidy! I forgot about the "keeping the kids quiet while daddy sleeps" part. Yeah. I think I remember how miserable that was. I think I'm trying to block it out. ;o)

I have a question for you Leann. ER seems like such a tempting specialty because it is shift work and there is no call. It seems like you'd have fewer shifts a month than regular specialties. But I wonder, if they spend the following day recovering from a night shift, it is technically like they are gone for a whole day instead of just a shift, essentially losing double the time from the family. Is that how it is? Are you glad he is in ER because of the shift work and no call? Or does it not seem worth it? I know it would be great to not have call. You can't plan anything. I always assume that if Brad is on call, he is gone. I'm kind of like Pavlov's dog. I hear a pager buzz and my heart drops. ;o)

Anyway, I'm just curious what an ER wife thinks of ER. I have a friend and her hubs is applying for med school this year. He is interested in ER. You might as well just make a whole post about it. ;o)


March 19, 2009 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Yeah, when Tom has had to work nights, I hate it. When he is home Grant and I want to hang with him, so we are really bad about pestering him in the early afternoon when he still wants to sleep! Achoooo! Oh honey did I wake you up? I'm sorry......well since you are awake, wanna come play?

I will obviously be working on this in the future due to the fact he will be busier and have more responsibility, so no more sneezing!

March 19, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Melisa said...

Haha! Oh, Lex! You are a riot. ACHOO! Too funny!

March 19, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger MissMaryGarcia said...

Today is his last day as "senior on" after two straight weeks of it. We almost survived it, and then had an argument today. But it's in large part due to the fact that I have also been maxed out with stress in my own job/life lately... Senior On is only supposed to be one week at a time, but he ended up taking extra shifts so that he could attend a wedding last month and go to a recruiting/interview event out of town a couple of weeks ago. It's basically been 14 hour nights for him. Since I was working crazy days, and he left town on the weekends, we really went a long time without spending a night together! The best thing was 4pm dinner dates. In the past we've tried for early breakfast dates as well. The tough thing is going to be readjusting to being together again. I'll have trouble sleeping WITH him for a while. The other best thing: waking up to find emails etc from him almost every morning :)

July 22, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

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