Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Sing It Solo

Mr. Whine has been the esteemed night float senior for the cardiology service this week.  (Read: Most often turfed to medicine resident in the hospital. ” Troponin?  You need to fix it.”)

Which means for the last 5 days, we’ve been working opposite shifts.  (Read: I can’t remember what he looks like, but the sheets smell like him when I fall in.)

And get this – next week, I start doing overnights in the polysomnography lab while he does a week of day consults.  Then, when I switch back to days – he’s back to a night float service.  And – you guessed it – that last week of February I’m on ICU nights and he hits day consults again.  All this on top of the last two months, during which I’ve spent no more than a day and a half at home between residency interviews.

Good thing I like the smell of his after-shave.

Oh, the madness that is two spouses in medicine…


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5 comments on “Sing It Solo

  1. kindredspirit23
    February 4, 2013

    Hmm, at least, … um…well, you shouldn’t fight much.

    • mullberrywhine
      February 4, 2013

      No sir! Unless you count the odd passive aggressive note re: laundry or dishes… 😉

      • kindredspirit23
        February 4, 2013

        Hope it all goes back to normal soon, at least, for awhile.

  2. Dr. K
    February 4, 2013

    I’d like to think that the Feline Mr. Whine will get lots of attention the next month or so with someone always being around to feed, pet and play with him 🙂 Hurrah!!!

    • mullberrywhine
      February 4, 2013

      He’s becoming an unbashedly spoiled beast! He’ll be the only one who’s sad when the schedule normalizes….

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