I survived the summer! I made it through my month as a single-mom on a Cardiology rotation, and I am happy to say my husband is back in Phoenix. He actually started his new job as a flight instructor today! (So proud of him!) I officially passed my Philadelphia boards, and I finished the written part of my boards as well and am just waiting to hear how I did. I made it to Nebraska and New York and back with my husband and baby in one piece! And I turned 27!
So I guess you could say it’s been kind of a busy summer. I am very sad that my few weeks of vacation are over, but at least things can kind of get back to normal around here. I started my first real rotation of 4th year today in lung transplants, and I’m just trying to get my mind back into med-student mode.
Vacation is always so fun and relaxing, but it really makes getting back to the real world so much harder. I hate being reminded that there is an outside world where everybody isn’t sick and you aren’t constantly being pimped and evaluated and tested every time you turn around. Sometimes I think it would just be easier to keep pushing.
But I really loved being home in Nebraska. Honestly, I was freezing almost the whole time. It was refreshing to feel some cooler temperatures (at least in the mornings) and have a few rainstorms. Phoenix weather is so boring. As nice as it is, I just miss the variety.
And I got to see my whole family, which was such a blessing. I got to witness my brother takes his Final Vows with the CFR Friars in New York City. I got to meet my new niece and officially become her Godmother at her baptism. And I got to see a lot of my friends from high school and college. I am truly blessed to have the people in my life that I do.
It was a crazy summer, but I’m kind of glad it’s over. I just want fourth year to get underway because then I can actually finish this thing. I know graduation isn’t nearly the end of my training, but I’m just ready for it to happen. I want to be done with residency applications and rotations and just move on with being a doctor. Hopefully the time goes fast, which I’m sure it will. But for now I will just keep pushing. I know virtually nothing about lung transplants, so this is going to be an interesting month.