My babes are napping, Adam has gone to study and I am lying in my unmade bed checking in with the blogosphere. Hi blogosphere. We live by TCU and sometimes as I watch those young girls walking across campus, I smile and remember the sweet times I had at Baylor. Other times, I shoots pretend laser beams out of my eyes at the 19-year olds with tiny shorts on and tan, skinny legs. I mean, I love college gals and I think that it is such a special time in life, I just wish they would eat more cake and wear full-on floral mumus...is that so wrong?
Adam begins his residency on Monday. Funday! I am interested to see what our lives look like after Monday. Monday and beyond. In case you're behind, let me catch you up:
We just moved to Fort Worth because Adam is doing Emergency Medicine residency at John Peter Smith. This is a county hospital so he will see lots of cra-ra-razy stuff. In fact, 3/4ths of the babies delivered at JPS are to undocumented immigrants. Yes, he will get to see it all.
His residency is a three-year program. There are eleven other emergency medicine residents beginning with him but the hospital houses many other residency programs. Out of the 12 residents in his class, 11 are boys. Adam's residency is on a month-by-month schedule. The majority of his months will be spent in the emergency department, but other months he will be in ortho, cardiology, labor & delivery, NICU, SICU, Internal Medicine, and several other departments that I can't remember right now.
Residents do make a salary but it is much, much lower than an attending physician (read: out of residency) would make. Whew. The end.
Okay, so, as I was saying: Adam begins on Monday. I will try and remember what it was like to have the boys by myself. (I was fine, right? Wasn't I? Say yes.) I remember before Adam began medical school, my expectations were quite low for the subsequent four years. I thought that I would never see him and I prepared myself for the worst. And then it was so much better than I had thought it'd be.
I'm hoping that this is kinda like that.