...but maybe it'll help me feel better if I just get this off my chest:
I am going to be Dr. D-less for an entire month, starting tomorrow.
WHAT. THE. HECK.
Are you shocked? I certainly am, and I've at least had a couple months to get used to the idea. But honestly, he and I haven't been apart like this since before we were 15 (a little math lesson for you: that's over 10 years!), so I really don't know how to be nonchalant about it. It's just not in my nature.
Dr. D will be flying to northern California tomorrow to complete a four week ENT rotation. In the med student world, this is what they call an "away rotation," and it's something they are all required to do. They're not required to go all the way across the country to do it, but since we're hoping for Dr. D to get into a residency program back in CA, the best strategy for him is to do as many away rotations there as possible so he can make some good connections before applying to residencies in the fall.
So yes, this is a great move for our future. But for now, it really bites.
For this next month, who am I going to dance around in the kitchen with? Or make funny faces at across the table as I'm blogging/studying? Who is going to drag my introverted behind out of the house so I can go enjoy being a situational extrovert? Who's going to play me songs by new artists from Pitchfork that I initially think are way too bizarre, but then find myself humming it an hour later? Who will will join me when I randomly break into full-on song as I wash the dishes? Will there even be dishes, since he's the one that typically cooks?
And tell me, who exactly is J-dog going to head-butt in the crotch over the next month? He exclusively does that to Dr. D. How can I possibly break the news to our little fuzz-bucket? Bless his little heart...
This next month is going to be rough. I'm just putting that out there, in case you end up witnessing some extra sensitivity, sass, or overt hostility from yours truly.
How does that saying go? "Hell hath no fury like a woman who is apart from her med student partner on an away rotation"...? I'm pretty sure that's it.