Monday, July 1, 2013

Medical Monday {July Edition}: Being Grateful

Since we last met up for a Medical Monday, things have gone a little south. In case you missed the low lights, I'll list them here:

I began writing this blog in a fit of anger over how unappreciated and misunderstood my doctor husband and his profession are by lay people.

I grew angry at Facebook rants such as "GRRR... made to wait 40 minutes in my asshole doctor's office! Why can't he book an earlier tee time?! I've got a life, too!"

Lady, my husband doesn't even know how to play golf, let alone have time to walk nine holes. 

That might have been the life of doctors of the early Baby Boomer era, but that leisurely lifestyle is long gone for most working doctors today.

So, I bitch a lot on this blog. But, I laugh, too. I have too. Otherwise, I'd be a very unhappy camper. Like call-my-mom-at-2am-and-come-pick-your-daughter-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night unhappy. I consider my sense of humor my saving grace amongst this crazy.

However, I did want to change my tune a little today to underscore some of the highlights, or perks, of being married to medicine.

This weekend, Doc H and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Now, now... before you go running to leave a Happy Anniversary comment below, I should disclose that this weekend was not really our anniversary. No. That would be breaking from tradition for almost every celebratory event in our lives. On our true anniversary, which passed weeks ago, Doc H was working. We didn't see each other. However, he did see the card I left him on his pillow when he got home that night (or morning... not sure). He also saw me snoring just beside it.


This past weekend was just the first available evening we had to acknowledge the occasion.

Doc H made the reservations...

You better bet I strapped on my most expensive pair of shoes for this night out! Dressed to the nines, we set out in Doc H's toy car for some splashy eats, fancy drinks, and fun chit chat amongst ourselves.

Yes, our dinner was super delish, super expensive, and super memorable. 

We had a lovely moment where we could simply enjoy our life.

I came home so grateful to be living this life of Your Doctor's Wife.

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  1. So glad you got to finally celebrate your anniversary!

    Glad to be linking up again :) Have a great week!

  2. Hey there! I am a new blogger, nurse and a new doctor's wife (married 10 mo.). I think you totally hit the nail on the head earlier. I am so frustrated when I hear people complaining about how long they have to wait when you see how hard your husband works.

    Come check out my VERY new blog at

    Love your blog, following on blogluvin


  3. We did an expensive awesome dinner for our anniversary last meal of my life. Those are few and far between though...not the luxurious life everyone imagines us to have...

  4. I don't care if it's not your real anniversary... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Glad you got to dress up and have a nice meal, belated or not!


  5. Happy Anniversary, at least you had some time to devote to yourselves. What is the name of the restaurant?

  6. I can't remember the last time we had a special anniversary meal. We still haven't had our honeymoon yet, eight years later! We were married between semesters his first year of school. Looking forward to enjoying that later on. Congratulations!

  7. Working at a hospital made me realize how tough it must be to have a doctor as a husband/dad. Depending of course on the's not the chill, relaxed schedule so many people seem to think it is.

  8. YUM! Expensive dinners are such a fun treat- especially when you get to wear some great heels ;) Glad you enjoyed celebrating with your hubby!

  9. Glad you got to celebrate in style!
    We rarely get to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays on the actual day, but at least we get to celebrate them, right?
    I can empathize!

  10. Love your blog! I'll have to link up next month!

  11. Fancy food!!
    So, I just recently had to start calling doctors for things.
    I'm gonna tell you that it WAY intimidates me!!


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