I haven’t blogged in almost 3 months. I think one reason is that I used this blog a lot to rant about and alleviate the stress of veterinary school. And now, I don’t really have much to rant about and I don’t have much stress. :) Also, throughout veterinary school I lived apart from my husband, so was alone and bored in the evenings a lot of times. Now I come home to my wonderful husband, and we cook dinner, watch TV, spend time together, run errands, etc. And lastly, i can’t really talk much about my patients and the medicine I’m practicing because of the nature of the field I’m in. And if I can’t talk about what I worked so hard to do, on a blog about my veterinary journey, what else should I talk about? I’ve thought about using this blog as a place to promote lab animal med, talk about my path in the specialty, and offer advice to pre-vet and veterinary students interested in the field. We’ll see.
My residency is still going really well! I literally learn new things every single day, and I love that. I’m gaining confidence as a doctor, but it’s still hard for me to believe sometimes. Hopefully I’ll eventually settle into it ;) Especially now that we’re currently interviewing candidates for the new residents that will start in July. It’s very surreal that we’re interviewing for the new residents, crazy!!
Thanksgiving was great! I’m on call over the four day weekend, and Scott had to work yesterday and is working today, so we stayed at home for the holiday. We missed our family, as we’ve spent every Thanksgiving for the past many year with Scott’s dad and sister. But we ordered a huge Thanksgiving dinner from Giant, and it included a turkey (I really only had to heat it up, haha), mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, and an apple pie! And you know what? It was actually really delicious! We were shocked out how good it was. Which is good, because it feeds 6-8 people, so we’ll be eating it for a few days ;)
Being on call this weekend isn’t that bad. I had a few calls yesterday, but didn’t have to do in. I was able to prescribe some mouse treatments via email. I have to go in at some point today to release some animals from quarantine, which won’t take very long. And even if I end up working like crazy today and through the weekend, I had Thanksgiving at home, with my husband, and enjoyed our dinner together :) Plus, the first year residents stay in town during the AALAS conference and are on call for the three big holidays (Thanksgiving and New Years for me, Christmas for the other first year resident), which means for the next two years, I get to go to the conference and I am off for the three big holidays. That’s a pretty good trade off! :)
I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, and I’ll try to update more often!