December 7, 2009

If...

A while back, there were a couple of "You know your husband is a med student if..." posts. See here or here. There are some things that only other medically minded wives understand. :)

Now that we are in residency, I have a couple more to add and I thought that many of you could appreciate them. :)

You know your husband is a resident if...

  • you regularly use the word "STAT" to get his attention. Example: "I need you to take the dog out, STAT."
  • you can hear a vibrating pager from anywhere in your house.
  • one of your weekly laundry loads is mostly scrubs.
  • your friends consult you to find out your husband's call schedule before they make plans for the upcoming months.
  • you refer to your weekends by color. (Golden weekend = entire weekend off! No call!! Black weekend = on call all weekend...sucky!)
  • you eat a weekly meal in the hospital cafeteria, not because you are visiting someone who is sick - but just to spend some time with your spouse.
  • the phrase, "I'm capped!" does not refer to wearing a baseball hat.
  • you frequently tiptoe around your house in the afternoon - not because your baby is asleep but because your husband is post call.
Feel free to add to these if you have some good ones...medical school or resident ones!

5 comments:

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Those are funny! It sounds like residency is way crazier than Med School!

PeepToesAndPearls said...

My name is Kati, and I would love to join your blog. DH is finishing up MS2 this week (Carib med schools have terms ending in both December and May). Anyway, my email is Kati.Thibodeaux@gmai.com

Derricca said...

Funny! Though we are only in second year, some of that already happens in our house since I am a nurse. ;) This was a fun post!!!

You all surviving finals??? I'll be honest, I'm a grouch!! ;)

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