There has been so much going on I almost forgot one of my favorite milestone posts. We are another rotation down and this one that ended at the end of December was an exciting one because it also was the turning point of being halfway through residency. How exciting is that? Let me tell you…very. As I have told you all before, the little milestones are what keep us plugging along on the grueling crawl to the finish line of this medical career. I know a lot of people that follow this blog share in my sentiment. Mr. Dr. just finished a Sports Medicine rotation which allowed for a little more free time during the week but busy weekends as he was on call every other. Here are some observations from the last 2 months:
-Many Sports Medicine surgeries involve scopes and lots of standing water.
-Some Sports surgeries can take on average only 20 minutes. Others, a few hours.
-Sports Medicine is a pretty saturated field in Orthopedics.
-I am really looking forward to 24 hour in house call being over after February as every other weekend was spent in the hospital the last 2 months.
-There were days that Mr. Dr. beat me home from work. This was refreshing and very pleasant. The con is that he also did more night time reading and studying on this block too.
So we are halfway done and I see our glass as half full. Mr. Dr. has learned a lot over the last 2.5 years and I know his knowledge in Orthopedics will only grow over the next 2.5 years so I am looking forward to filling the rest of the cup to make it a full glass when that is complete. Just because he runs on half empty most days of the week doesn’t mean that is the way we have to look at this journey. A glass half full of Ortho, a loving marriage, a crazy schedule, supportive families, fabulous friends, new living spaces and most importantly, a brand new addition on the way.