Friday, 13 July 2012

The Pros and Cons of dating a Med Student.

This morning I was lying in bed after a long night of restless sleep, watching as my sexy man got ready for another 8-5 day at Uni. Once he had finished fumbling around (showering, making breakfast, putting on the laundry) we exchanged our usual witty flirtatious comments before he put some fresh-out-of-the-dryer warm socks on my ice cold feet, commented on my infected ear lobe and kissed me goodbye. After the front door to our apartment shut, I spent a few extra moments lying in bed, smiling contently at how perfect our relationship is.. then of course the overly dominant logical side of my brain kicked in to remind me that no relationship is perfect, and in turn, inspired me to write this blog post.. enjoy!


Pro: They’re always busy – Therefore leaving you with plenty of alone time to sit around in your tracky dacks, reading blogs all day and only leaving the computer when you need to pee (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this when left home alone).

Con: They’re always busy – Sometimes you just need a whole day/night of snuggling on the couch with your partner, but never ending homework makes other plans for your med student.

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Pro: You can always use the “sorry, we can’t make it.. the med student has homework/assignments/exams to study for” excuse as a way to get out of attending unfavoured events.

Con: You genuinely have to use the “sorry, we can’t make it.. the med student has homework/assignments/exams to study for” excuse for the important events as well (there’s nothing worse than having to give someone you care about the same tired excuse over and over again).
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Pro: When you’re feeling sick, they can often save you a trip to the doctors by letting you know that you in fact have a cold, not tonsillitis, and that you just need some rest/tissues/cold and flu tablets.

Con: When you’re feeling sick but they don’t  know what is wrong with you, they either get annoyed and say things like “do I look like a qualified doctor to you?”, or they simply decide to poke your tummy/stick a butter knife in your mouth etc. only to tell you afterwards that they don't know what they're looking for.

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Pro: Your entire family will love your med student no matter what.

Con: Your entire family will love your med student no matter what.

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Pro: You will learn lots of interesting stuff about your existing health problems, and the likelihood of you developing any future health problems.

Con: You may become, or find that people will assume that you have become, a hypochondriac.

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Pro: Their hard work and determination will inspire you to be the very best person that you can be.

Con: You will never be as hard working, selfless or as widely respected by others as what your med student/doctor will be.

28 comments:

  1. ha. I like the “do I look like a qualified doctor to you?” I can only imagine ...

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    1. Haha! He's also come up with a facial expression for this question, so sometimes he doesn't even have to say anything! :P

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  2. This might be my favourite post you've written. You gave me a few good giggles. One of my girlfriends has been with a med student since before he was a med student and he just started his practicum, so I have heard many of these complaints many times before.
    The upside is one day he'll be a full-fledged doctor! :)

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    1. Naww, thanks hun! :) I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds these pros and cons amusing. :P

      As for him becoming a full-fledged doctor, I'm sure there'll be a whole new list of pros and cons that come with that title. Haha!

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  3. This made me smile!:) I can tell how much you love him by the way you write about him. That's the best part:)

    Shelby xoxo

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    1. Naww, that's so sweet! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

      xx

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  4. Haha! Love this! And yes, when I am home alone I am guaranteed on the computer and only taking pee breaks! Yay for us! :D

    I am SO glad you have found someone so amazing hun, so very happy for you. :) xx

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    1. Thanks Stephy! You and I are both very lucky to have found our perfect partners! :)

      xx

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  5. What a great post! Made me giggle :)
    I love that you can tell how much you love him though!! So sweet!

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    1. Heh, thanks! :) I just hope he can tell how much I love him. :P

      xx

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  6. My boyfriend just graduated med school in the Spring, and started residency a couple of weeks ago, so I definitely relate. I'd say all of what you said is very very true!

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    1. Haha! Well here's to us then! :P

      xx

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  7. This is so true. Works the same for attendings!
    Thanks for linking up to Medical Monday Blog hop!

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  8. Found you on Medical Monday Blog Hop - Great Posts by the way!!
    This rings so true! You can make the same comment fit in the pro or the con in so many instances. Mine is Pro: He is a perfectionist and works endless hours to be thorough and consistent
    Con: He is a perfectionist and works endless hours to be thorough and consistent.

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    1. Naww, thanks! :) and hahaha! That is exactly like my partner as well. :P

      xx

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  9. Thanks for linking up at Medical Monday's. Your pro/con list is right on! Have a great day:-)

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    1. No worries! Thanks for having me. :)

      xx

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  10. I really like seeing the other side of the coin. Going to show this to my husband. Ellen (found you through Medical Mondays)

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    1. So glad you liked this post! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      xx

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  11. the good news: this isn't just for med students, it's like this the rest of their career

    the bad news: this isn't just for med students, it's like this the rest of their career

    Loved this post :) visiting from the blog hop

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    1. Hahaha! Well at least I know what I'm in for then. :P

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      xx

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  12. Hah! This is wonderful. I'll have to read this list to my boyfriend when I get out of hospital and see if he agrees. I'm sure he will.

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  13. This was way to cute, had a couple of laughs while reading :D

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    1. Hahaha! Oh gosh, I haven't read this post in ages.. glad you enjoyed it! :P

      xx

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  14. I just found this years later after it was written haha

    I'm actually the one headed to medical school, while my boyfriend works. Most of these will likely still be very accurate though!

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    1. Well I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to leave a comment years later haha!

      Best of luck with med school. :)

      xx

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  15. hehe...
    Made me think like "Should I find a date who is a med student?"
    life will be quite interesting.;)
    And yes you are not the only one who can sit reading blogs dor the whole day when left alone. I am one of those too...
    love reading your blogs..:*
    feelinfscripty.blogspot.in

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