Friday, October 12, 2007

To Alcohol, the cause of, and solution to...well you know.

I’m writing this on 4 beers, so it may be a bit absurd, but what the hell!

I feel sorry for some of my peers who are alone in all of this. I’ve been able to deal with the complexities of medical training with a family who brings me strength and diligence while others have no one (relatively) for whom they’re responsible.

There’s nothing like the knowledge that someone other than yourself counts on your continuous determination, abilities to accept ridiculous situations, and the learned response of holding one’s tongue while being chastised for an unforeseen circumstance to keep you on the path towards the MD. I think without those faces I hope to see at the end of my days I might have said “fuck it” a few times. But then again, perhaps not.

What I’m trying to say, in the same alcohol-fueled way someone who’s had one too many tries to be eloquent while making a point, is that being married during these 4 years has been hard, terrible at times, but overall the most wonderful damn thing I’ve ever done.

If I’m nothing at all, besides a husband and father, then I’ve succeeded in life. I’ve felt for some time now that the greatest failure one can be is to fail as a partner and parent while the greatest accomplishment is to be a wonderful family man. It was for this reason that I left surgery and decided, once and for all, that Anesthesia would be the best fit for me.

Some people think that I’ve given up on a dream, but I think I’ve realized it already and have just made sure to always be there for it.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more my friend. I too, although single, left my surgery hopes at the door since I knew eventually I would have a family waiting for me to be there. Anesthesia gives me the opportunity to enjoy what I am doing while also allowing me to enjoy the future family life I look so forward to having.

Kudos to you (and me...hehe) for realizing this before we were sucked into the surgical world with no escape!

Noel Hastings said...

Well said.

Doc's Girl said...

Awww...well said, MSG. :)

I can't help but agree with you and the first comment--my choice to not choose medical school and do the CRNA route is my way of preparing for the future family. :) My parents were both workaholics...and now I know that work isn't everything.

You should write with some beers in you more often. :-D

Anonymous said...

This Bud's for you, Cheers!

Liz said...

awwww. how sweet. i feel the same way. i used to think why bother going to med school if i wasn't going to do surgery, but i've definitely started to change my mind over the past 2 years.

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911DOC said...

you have made a good decision. a friend of mine is leaving ER for anesthesia. surgery is a beast that demands all of your heart and sould. your priorities are correct.

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