Welp folks, you know how when you are in the midst of first and second year and everyone tells you, "just get to 3rd year and it will get so much better?" Ha! They lied.
Josh is almost done with week one of Internal Medicine. And I use the term "done" loosely because he still has to work tomorrow and is on call (call does NOT mean you have a pager and may get called in, it means you are at the hospital all night and you are working). He will go into the hospital at 7am tomorrow and will not be back until 7am Saturday. That's 24 hours straight people. His week has looked like this:
Monday: 28 hours (overnight call) That's day numero uno!
Tuesday: get home at 10am and sleep allllllllll day
Wednesday: 9.5 hours
Thurs: 9.5 hours
Friday: 24 hours (overnight call)
Saturday: get home at 7am and sleep allll day
Sunday: off (hopefully this will be a spend time with wifey who has been neglected all week day!)
So, that's a grand total of 71 hours during week one.
I suppose it could be worse. It could be 90 hours a week, which we have heard happens.
He is exhausted, has been underfed all week, and his feet are swollen from being up on them all day.
But, it's not all bad. :) He is learning...A LOT! He is admitting patients, taking historys, performing physical exams like DRE's (google it!), and taking care of his own patients each day. He is enjoying it, but to suggest that MSIII (at least in IM) is going to be anything but extremely exhausting would just be a total lie.
So what have I been doing with all my time?
Well, working, working out, laying out, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and decorating my home!
|The living room is coming along!|