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Lives of Doctor Wives: Poll

Monday, April 26, 2010


The new poll is up! Any comments on last week's? We used to chat via phone, but that got too hard once he got into residency and couldn't answer his phone (that and I don't like it when nurses answer phone while he is in surgery). So, I got a text plan just so I could "talk" to him during the day. It has been lovely. :o)



Blogger Mèimei's little Designs said...

We typically only talk when he's in the car on his way home or in the event that something comes up and needs immediate attention. On a typical day, we say goodbye in the morning and I won't hear from him until after 5:30p when he's getting in the car to come home and if he's on call and it's been busy, I'll won't hear from him until late at night, 12am or so.

April 26, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Dicey said...

Texting has been most successful because like email it is not very time dependent. DH gets very poor cell reception in his hospital so he only checks his phone during lunch and after work. If there was an emergency I would have to page him.

April 26, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger TheFamousStacie said...

Chad leaves his phone in his locker, so around noon I get a call from the hospital phone, and then a call from his cell phone when he gets off in the evening.

Depending on the rotation we will sometimes email during the day. I page him if I REALLY must talk to him.

April 26, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

I just recently started stopping by this blog and am so thankful to have found a group of women on this same crazy ride!

Getting calls and or texts from the nurses is always so weird for me, I'm thankful to "hear" from him but always feel a little strange with a 3rd party joining our convo!

Thank goodness for texting! :)

April 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Melisa said...

Welcome, Rachel! Feel free to send in an intro and be added to the contributors' list. :o)

April 26, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger JumpingJane said...

I call J on my way home from work to see if he has left yet. If he hasn't its his job to let me know when he is on his way home. This is so we can get dinner on when its the best for both of us. Lately he has been getting home before me! If I need something during the day I will call him and he occasionally will check in on days I am home from work if he has a moment of boredom (its been known to happen crazy enough)

April 26, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger EthidiumBromide said...

He calls at the end of the day when he is leaving, but I'm usually still in the middle of an experiment. We typically speak on the phone once a day, before going to bed.

April 26, 2010 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

We text on average about 2-3 times a day. Some days it's zero; others 4-5 - but it's usually only one "exchange". Phone calls are rare - only when he's driving, but ironically AT&T's reception is not good on the highway he uses.

April 27, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Timani said...

Since my husband and I have lived apart for 10.5 looooong months now, we frequently communicate during the day when he isn't busy. He answers his phone when he can, texts when he can't. And ALWAYS send me a msg when he's headed into the OR so I don't send some dirty page the nurse will read. LOL! He's totally paranoid of that. He's been working night float and gets slammed with trauma after trauma, so I may get a call at 3 a.m. when it slows down, but hey...I'll take it when I can get it.

April 29, 2010 at 4:13 AM  
Blogger Joz1234 said...

texting works the best for us because he can do it during the day. He hardly ever is available by phone. I've had a nurse answer phone calls in the past, but not lately.

I can also page him and type a message for him in teh computer, but I don't ever do it.

April 30, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

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