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Lives of Doctor Wives: Intro: Kim

Monday, April 20, 2009

Intro: Kim

Hello wives! My name is Kim. I am married to my college sweetheart, who is currently an MSIII, going on IV. We have been together for 8+ yrs and married for 4. We have a 3yr old daughter and a son who is going on 18 mo. The two of them keep us VERY busy and active. I work part-time nights as an RN in L&D. I think it’s the best job ever because I love it and still get to be home with my kids everyday! Even though I work we still have all the loans everyone else does- just no extra ones. Unfortunately southern CA has an extremely high cost of living. I am thankful that I can still work right now, but if (probably more like when) we move next year we will be nowhere near family and I can’t see how working will be an option. So, financially that scares me!!! I feel lucky that as an RN I can understand a lot of what J goes through and what the demands of a hospital are like. However it doesn’t make the hours he’s away from the family any easier.

J just finished his surgery rotation last week and boy am I thankful that’s over! But, since it’s what he’s going to go into I guess it was nice to get a little taste of what is to come (boo). He has wanted to be a doctor since forever. His mom says he started telling everyone when he was 3 yrs old. It truly is his calling in life. There is nothing else he has even considered doing and so from the moment I met him I knew this would be our path. I can also honestly say that even though the road has been and will continue to be unbelievably hard there is nothing else I would rather see him do. Medicine suits him, it fulfills him, and I love him. I may be a bit partial but I think his future patients will be lucky to call him their doctor.

Let me just say that I think this is such a great idea for a blog! I think we all know that no one really knows what we all go through unless they are also going through it. Pretty much just like anything in life I guess, but I think it is so important to have fellow women who can understand, be there, and provide guidance and advice on this very specific journey we are all going through. So in advance, thank you!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Married to a med student - Marissa Nicole said...

Wonderful to meet you!

April 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Welcome! We are really glad you are here!

April 20, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Davita said...

Nice to "meet" you!! Where are you guys in So Cal? My husband grew up in little town near Pasadena. We met at UC Davis. I grew up in Northern CA. My MIL is a PICU nurse at CHLA.

April 20, 2009 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Melisa said...

Welcome, Kim! I love your attitude about the whole experience. Way to go!

April 20, 2009 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Thanks ladies glad to "meet" you all as well!

Davita- we are in the Inland Empire of soutern CA. We are about 30 min east of Pasadena- great city BTW. I have quite a few old classmates from nursing school working at CHLA- infact I think one of them works in the PICU. His name is Bill K.

April 21, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Okay so make that "southern", not "soutern". Sorry it's one of those days. I worked last night and have been awake going on 36 hours. I can't wait for nap time at our house!

April 21, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Davita said...

My husband grew up in Sierra Madre. His mother is one of the nurse managers in the PICU. Hope you got some down time today.

April 22, 2009 at 12:31 AM  

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