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Lives of Doctor Wives: The Unknows

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Unknows

Welcome all visiting from the Blog Hop! I’m one of those Type A personalities…must have everything planned 5 years in advance. I started planning our July wedding in October and had it pretty much finished by December. I start planning my daughter’s April birthday party in January. I usually have my Christmas shopping done by Halloween. So, when my husband, at the age of 32, decided to work towards medical school, those five year plans I had made in my head were thrown out the window. That has, so far, been one of the hardest parts. I can’t plan anything….ANYTHING! This journey isn’t totally left up to us…we have to depend on those picky medical schools and eventually a computer that spits out where we ‘get’ to move for residency.

 Right now, I am stressed like crazy. I have to quit the job that has supported us to this point. I’m moving away from our whole support system and the area I’ve been born and raised. I have to take this huge leap of faith that everything will be okay. I know it will be…so many have walked this path before…but it still is difficult! My husband looked at me the other night and said, “I’m going to see a lot of tears out of you these next few months, aren’t I?” The answer is YES! Entering medical school has so much uncertainty. Will I have a job? How much financial aid will we get? Will I make friends with other wives? Will my kids like the school? Can I find a house for us? How are we going to be able to afford all of this? Will I ever get to move back home? How much will I actually get to see my husband? The list goes on and on and on.

We know the general area in which we will be moving. We know its 4 hours from home. That’s it. I just hope that when we get to where we are going, I find other ladies to lean on. And, that my kids find some new BFFs. After all, we are all in for the same long haul.

On that note….if for some reason I don’t meet some lifelong friends along the way…I always have the almost 900 doctor’s wives on our AMAZING Facebook group- Lives of Doctors Wives. If you are the wife of a doctor and looking for support from ladies that have either been there or are there now or you’re a doctor’s wife who is willing to offer support and aid us newbies…check us out! Just request to join and be sure to follow up by checking your “Other” inbox. We have a simple verification process…SIMPLE and painless! Hope to see you there!

Medical Monday!!!

Medical Monday is a once a month opportunity for any and all medical/med life blogs to link up and meet others. So join us!

Are you confused if you qualify for the party?

If you have a pager interrupting your life... you DEFINITELY qualify!
Do you work in healthcare?
Doctor? Nurse? EMT? Chiropractor? Vet? Dentist? Therapist?
Are you the spouse or SO of a healthcare worker/student?
Are you a nursing student? Medical student?
Intern? Resident? Fellow?

You get the picture, right? Come on, now... don't be shy! Let's keep growing and meeting new bloggers, so we can build a community of support and friendship, learn from one another, and share our stories.


Here are the rules:
  1. Follow your co-hosts via Bloglovin (since GFC will soon be defunct), FB, email or Twitter.
  2. Link up you medical/med life blog. If your blog name does not clearly state how you fit in to the med/med life world, please write a little intro or link up a specific post which clearly demonstrates your connection.
  3. Visit at least 3 other link ups, comment, introduce yourself, and tell the your stopping by or following from MM!
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Blogger Sally@Doctorswivesliving.com said...

Thanks for co-hosting April's Medical Monday Blog Hop! I Enjoy your posts and the discussions on your FB Page:)

April 1, 2013 at 1:36 AM  
Blogger From A Doctors Wife said...

Thanks for co-hosting! It's early but I hope you have a great time and make some new friends:-)

April 1, 2013 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Chrissie said...

Glad to see the blog on medical mondays today! I LOVE the facebook group :) We are moving this summer for fellowship and I am SO over moving! Hang in there.

April 1, 2013 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Thanks for hosting! I am participating in Medical Monday for the first time. I hope all goes well with the move. In times of transition, I always try to remind myself that it's okay to grieve and feel frustrated, but it's not okay to let that dominate your life. Don't know if that helps at all, but it helped me get through my first whirlwind months as a medical wife!

April 1, 2013 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Lisa Kothari said...

Thanks for co-hosting! Great to connect!

My Best,

Ray Doc Wife

April 1, 2013 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Jemina & Akua said...

Thanks for co hosting and your great opinions and thoughts :)

April 1, 2013 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger B said...

Thanks for co-hosting! Nice to get to stumble across a new blog and hope to add you to my reading list... as soon as I figure out how to do that. ;)

April 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Mingle said...

Good luck! I met a few mothers-and-doctors-to-be on the interview trail and I'm a little in awe of them. (I also think they're crazy). I honestly can't imagine doing something like that with a family to look after.

A doctor I met gave me a huge speech (in a really nice, supportive way) about how everything in medicine is summed up by a lot of hard work and several leaps of faith. He's right!

April 2, 2013 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Laura S said...

Thanks for co-hosting! I hear you with the tears at the beginning and uncertainty, but so far it has been a great experience for me and my three children and husband. Hang in there!



April 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM  

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