Jun 2, 2010

What's Up With Doctor D?

What happened to Friday Links? Is everything okay, Doctor D?

Okay, I must confess since Lent have not been the blogger I was before. Perhaps I should explain...

A couple months ago Lady D got a call from "The Man" offering he admission to his law school. She accepted and now the D family is in the midst of an epic move from a medium-sized town to a giant megalopolis. In addition to full-time doctoring D is spending most of his free time packing up boxes, which has cut down on the blogging time. The D family will start a new life in the bustling big city and D will start a new job. It is a bit of a shock for a doctor that did his training in rural medicine.
Wait, aren't doctors and lawyers mortal enemies? How could you let your beloved wife become one of those bloodsuckers?

Excellent point: doctors still live in dread of lawyers. Even more reason to have my own spy right in the enemy camp!
Doctor D is staying faithful to write one answer post each week, but beyond that his game has slipped a bit. He doesn't even get time to read his favorite medblogs. Even Dr. Grumpy sometimes goes unread. Dr. D will occasionally throw up a cool medblog link on twitter, but otherwise he's too busy to go find a brilliant post every week.

But never fear! After the boxes are packed, then loaded in a truck, then unpacked again D shall bring back the Links, along with new Big D Awards and some other cool stuff D has in mind. We might even try to host Grand Rounds here one of these days if Doctor D survives gridlock and the company of lawyers.

Until then keep sending in those questions and every week D will keep providing you with brilliant and entertaining answers every week (even if he isn't hitting that Monday deadline as well as he used to)! I might even take to that odd habit a lot of medbloggers have of filling you in on little details of my personal life.

Wish me luck on my move!


WarmSocks said...

You have a toddler, you're moving, you're changing jobs, and your wife is going back to school. That's a lot to deal with. Every one of those things is stressful by itself; you're throwing all of them together simultaneously. Wow! Best wishes that it will all go smoothly.

C said...

Oooh congrats to your wife! Good luck with the move! i love hearing your answers to people's questions, especially as a future doc.

tracy said...

Wow. Big, huge changes ahead. Congrats to Mrs. D and good luck with the move, knowing what a hassle they are! i hope you will find your new placement rewarding and look forward to all the news! Take care and be careful.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck as you move to your new home, Dr. D., and congratulations to Mrs D for getting into law school. I hope your new job will be fun, fascinating and fulfulling, and I look forward to any future posts you can manage amid the chaos. Best to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo for Mrs. D and best wishes during all the changes & stresses for you all.
The last big fight my beloved and I had was during a job change and move several years ago.(Summer, painting an entire house indoors with no a/c, me dropping a lidless bucket of paint on the carpet) It was well worth it in the long run and I am sure it will be the same for your family.
Take care of your loved ones first and we'll understand if you can only post occasionally We'll just dejectedly read your old posts as we did when you took your Lenten break.

Queen of Optimism said...

What an exciting time for D family! Isn't life all about pushing the limits of the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale?

Looking forward to the next chapter in your life as you make your mark in the lives of many in the big city.

Thinking of you and sending all my best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Doc D, that is huge! Congratulations to your wife and best wishes to you all!

Take time for your family . . . we will wait, LOL!

- Marie (Coming Out of the Trees)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know what's up, and good luck to the entire amazing D family on their new adventures in the big city! Post when you can, but unpack and get settled first. These things take the time that they take. It's always astonished me that you've managed to post as often as you do in the midst of raising a family and doctorizing full-time.

Aviva said...

Wow that's a lot to take on!! I have to admit, I was wondering a bit on why you didn't come back from Lent and have tons you needed to post. But this definitely clears it up. :-)

Good luck with the move, the new job, Mrs. D going back to school (full-time?), and, well, everything. :-)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

What! Some days you don't read me! I'm devastated.

My Dad is a lawyer. And Mr. & Mrs. Huxtable were an MD/JD pair, too.

Maha said...

All the best with the move and Lady D's school :D

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