Marriage

"Down in Turks and Caicos, dope boy that's my dress code." This verse in the EDITED version of No New Friends* by DJ Khaled played in the Apple Music section of my brain all flight. On June 1, husband M.D. and I celebrated our anniversary and the entry into the Decades Club! We did this [...]

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Homeownership has tremendous benefits. One of which for me is the newfound speed of unloading groceries. Long gone are the days of bell carts, or in their absences lugging multiple grocery totes up multiple floors. While being queen of my domain is bliss, I have to keep my castle running with the assistance of outside [...]

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June 1, 2008--Magnolia Hotel--Omaha, Nebraska. I married the love of my life. In a small outdoor ceremony in front of family and friends we said, "I do." Two months later my husband started medical school. Over the years, I've watched him study and work grueling hours, all while loving me and putting our family first. [...]

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Flashback to 2012, the first time my husband attempted to leave the house in scrub pants on a non-shift day. Focus on the word attempted. Upon his attempt, I immediately recalled an Oprah episode in which two daughters brought their doctor dad on the show for a makeover. The daughters came to the show equipped […]

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Recently, I jumped down the social media rabbit hole. I opened Twitter and searched #doctorswife. The results were redundant and unanimous. The stereotype couldn't be more clear as some joked about marrying a doctor so they could quit their jobs. Others thought doctor's wives were clueless. Finally, there was the repeated joke of: "What does [...]

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City life has an allure. It buzzes. The sound of bus brakes squeaking, construction, and a blaring train horn. These noises were our soundtrack of residency. We decided downtown living was our best fit. We owned a home during medical school, so buying a house right after selling the last felt daunting. We wanted to [...]

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Sleep. The sometimes illusive necessity of existence. The deprivation, irregularity, and interruptions of sleep are all factors that can make the medical life brutal. I admire my husband's ability to thrive on whatever amount of sleep he enjoys. He is one of those people that can frequently function on four hours of sleep and morning [...]

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There are many benefits to being married to a doctor. One of which is having a physician on call in your own home. Having an Emergency Medicine physician husband means we’ve got all our in house accidents covered. Not that he would be my family’s physician for something major but when the kids have minor […]

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I have yet to step foot into my husband’s ER. It’s one of the great mysteries of my mind. Television helps but I can’t truly picture where he is. Over the years, I’ve received a few photos but it’s not the same as actually knowing where he is during a given shift. With that said, […]

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During medical school and residency, the traditional date night was out the window. Long hours, a consistently rotating schedule, and a heavy work load were woven into the beginning of our medical journey. In order not to abandon our dating life, we simply redefined it. We quickly embraced weekday daytime dates. For example, when my [...]

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