Monday, February 4, 2013

Medical Monday Blog Hop {February Edition}

I won't lie. Doc H makes a damn fine living between working for the hospital, his start up, and the extra consulting work he manages to fit in here and there.

However, there are times when I have to wonder if it's all worth it.

Usually, I'm left feeling that way after a week of crazy call, early mornings, late nights and very few words exchanged between us during normal daytime hours.

But, today, Superbowl Sunday, it's clearly evident that he works way too much. While I'm home alone scrambling to put together some semblance of a Superbowl Party, Doc H is scrambling at airports across the nation trying to fly home in time to watch the Superbowl with us, his family.

That's right. Whoever booked his flight home from this board meeting, booked his flight during the Superbowl.

As I type, he is trying to make his way home. His journey home began at 4am in a different timezone.

For all our sakes, I hope it doesn't turn out to be a chapter out of "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles".

Because, I would really like him home in a good mood.

Because, REALLY, all we wish to do is sit together with the kids on the sofa, eat nachos, drink margaritas and watch grown men in spandex toss around a pigskin, pummel each other, with the only interruption being multi-million dollar ads that might make us laugh.

Is that too much to ask?

Well regardless of which team wins and whenever and whatever mood my husband comes home in, I do know one thing for sure! Monday will be a spectacular day, because it's...


I hope you'll all take a quick second to link up your blog with us!

Medical Monday is an opportunity for any and all medical/med life blogs to link up and meet others. So join us!

Are you confused if you qualify for the party?

Do you work in healthcare?
Doctor? Nurse? EMT? Chiropractor? Vet? Dentist? Therapist?
Are you the spouse or SO of a healthcare worker/student?
Are you a nursing student? Medical student?
Intern? Resident? Fellow?

You get the picture, right? 


Our once a month bloghop for bloggers like yourself, where we can build a community of support and friendship, learn from one another and share our stories and what's going on in our lives.

Here are the rules:

  1. Follow your co-hosts via GFC or email.
  2. Link up you medical/med life blog. If your blog name does not clearly state how you fit in to the med/med life world, please write a little intro or link up a specific post which clearly demonstrates your connection.
  3. Visit at least 3 other link ups, comment, introduce yourself, and tell the your stopping by or following from MM!
  4. Help spread the word by using our button on your post or sidebar, tweet about Medical Monday, or spread the word on Facebook! The more the merrier for all of us!
And here's a helpful tip. . .

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Complete step one by following your co-hosts:

Want to be awesome?
Post our button on you post or sidebar and help spread the word:

Want to co-host next month? Shoot Emma an email at and be sure to write "Medical Monday Co-host Request" in the subject field.

Now, link up below and have fun! The link up is open through Friday, so be sure to come back during the week to check some great reads!


  1. I can't imagine how it feels to have important events interrupted by pages, and have him gone so much. It's a tough life I am sure!

  2. this is SO neat! i am going back and forth with the idea of going to med school. i think i will in the end, but had a rough undergrad so i may have to look at post-bach programs. i did complete my maters in Public Health with honors, so that is a start. any other ideas? wish i could link up to this, but do not meet the requirements, so i will read and maybe follow a few others and pick up some tips/advice. thanks for hosting this!

    1. I have a friend who went to the admission department at the school that she really wanted to attend for medical school and showed them her transcripts. she then asked them what she would need to do in order to be accepted.

      They told her, and she's graduating from her number one school in May. :) It's definitely possible (she also had a rough undergraduate degree program- and went forward with getting a Master's in Biology while studying for the MCAT.

      My husband went with a caribbean medical school. His school, SGU, has a program called "Foundations," which prepares students for what's to come, I'm sure that Ross Medical school in the Caribbean has the same option, although it's not called Foundations it's called MERP, I think. But, it's what the students need to do in order to move forward with their education. :) Good luck!

    2. I got it on my blog too Tammy! Thanks for posting on there as well :) good advice. I am going to have to check out your blog too!

  3. Congratulations on another Medical Mondays! So the big question is: did he make it home in time?

  4. That stinks that his flight was during the game. With his busy schedule, it's too bad he couldn't relax and watch the Superbowl! Happy Medical Mondays :)

  5. I hope he made it home in time to see the Ravens WIN!! :)

    Happy Medical Monday! xo

  6. I'm linking up for the first time! Thanks for doing this. I really feel that other wives of medical students have an experience like none other. I can relate so much to what other wives are experiencing, and I know it's just the beginning for us!

    My husband started medical school in August, we're in the Caribbean, on the island of Grenada as he attends St. George's University.

    I hope your husband made it home in time for some of the super bowl, and I hope that his mood was as upbeat as yours is! :)

  7. scrubs are gross. No matter what the criteria is, they are gross. I'm looking forward to the day when my husband does not come home wearing them, but leaves them at the hospital. Maybe it's too much to ask for, we'll see! :)

    I look forward to the time when this will all pay off! :) Thinking about the amount of debt that we're just sitting on makes me feel completely overwhelmed.

  8. Thanks for hosting! This is my first time linking up to the blog hop - excited to join the fun! My husband is a 3rd year med student, so we're just in the beginning of this crazy journey.

    Hope your husband made it home to you in a somewhat timely manner ;)

  9. Thanks for hosting again this month - 33 link ups so far and the day isn't even over! Yay!! Have a great rest of the week:)

  10. Funny, I hope he made it home and your family had a great Superbowl party.

  11. I hate Mondays, but I look forward to the first Monday of the month! Thanks for the opportunity to link up with you.

  12. So glad I found & joined the blog hop! Thanks for hosting. My husband is a PGY-2 .. only 2 more years, then 2 years of fellowship. One day we'll be a "normal" family haha. I hope yours made it home in time to enjoy some of the game together!

  13. Sometimes I wonder if you remind people of all the missed Superbowls (and Christmases. and birthdays) during calls/trips/etc if there'd be as many people applying to medical school... bah. Hope he got to enjoy some of the game!

    Thanks so much for hosting Medical Mondays once again!

  14. Thought we'd join the party! Thanks for having us!

  15. Hi Emma, I'm kind of new to the following thing (or the blogging thing in general...), I'm not sure if it shows that I've followed you but I added you onto my readers list on wordpress. I tried to put my email address into your "follow me" thing on the side bar but I kept getting an error saying it wasn't valid or something. What am I doing wrong?

    Oh, and I also want to join the blog hop. It sounds like an amazing idea and although your instructions are clear, I wasn't sure what the "open" link up button on March 4th does. Could you explain it a little more please?

    Thank you!


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