And now he has one more rotation left and he’s done with his intern year. It doesn’t feel quite true yet. This year has felt terribly long at times and yet so quick at the same time. I’m happy to say goodbye to his intern year, and now we should have a few more weekends this next year! all the praise hands!!!
Sometimes when I want to buy something and Jordan starts his normal questions, “do you need -said item-?” I’ll say, “but you’re a doctor!” He doesn’t appreciate it. So, I’ve stopped doing it, because it has lost it’s funny.
And it’s crazy to see people’s reactions change when they hear Jordan is a doctor. There’s a weird stigma about being a doctor, and I don’t like it. Just know that most doctors are normal people, and they like ice cream just as much as the average person.
Often times you will hear me talk about what rotation Jordan is on. His schedule is always changing, and the hours he works always fluctuating. The residents switch off working different rotations, they have a certain number of each that they need to do. This year was by far the hardest as he had many inpatient (working in the hospital) months. When he’s working these rotations we just plan on not seeing him. Like this month, we go to see Jordan for maybe an hour or two in the evening, and his one day off was typically during the week and he had to work the weekends.
Another confusing thing for those who haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy, is the timeline of events.
Undergrad > Medical school > Match Day (find out which residency they’re going to > Graduate Medical School > Now a Doctor > Residency > Fellowship (more education – optional) > freedom? (is there life after residency?)
Days off aren’t always a guarantee for Jordan. I think it’s been since his vacation in May that he’s truly had a full day off. He has OB patients that seem to always go into labor on his day off. Or like this morning, he spend most of it charting some patients. It’s very difficult when on his one day off, he has to do work. On top of all of the things that he has to catch up on at home. His work isn’t something he can really just leave at the office, because he’s dealing with lives. (this sounded dramatic, but I did just catch up on Grey’s Anatomy)
And don’t forget to send cookies to their families at home! (just kidding…. )
Ruby realizing that she’s getting her vaccinations 🙁
more (ruby’s current favorite word)
Some more posts with glimpses into my life with a husband in residency: end of a tough month, family photos outside the hospital, what I text Jordan to keep things light, an argument, what weekends are like, being fully present
And I would love your thoughts, did you find this interesting or helpful? are any of you going through something similar? I’m thinking of doing a series of the sort, mainly on how to survive when your husband works crazy hours haha!