Summer’s End

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.

About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a Hospitalist in Nebraska. I live with my husband and three beautiful daughters. I hope you enjoy my blog!
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