Friday, August 6, 2010
the good and the bad...
The good - our crazy backdrop of Mt Fuji
Also the good - hearing people who have been all over with the military tell us how lucky we are that this is our first assignment. Every single person that finds out this is our first "accession" (assignment) wonders how we got here. Apparently this is a base that you have to work hard to get to because of how nice the base is and how well run the area is. As an added bonus - we get to experience one of the coolest cities in the world.
The bad - Patrick's partner is getting deployed. This means his family (and us) will miss him for 6 months and Patrick will be the solo surgeon (aka on-call all the time) for that time. He will still be able to take holidays and leave - but not as easily. It also means that if they bring another ortho in next year (to replace his current partner) then there is a chance Patrick could also have to go. To Afghanistan. No. Thank. You.
But....what will be will be. It is what it is. And all the other cliches out there. Seriously (prepare for another cliche) if it is meant to happen, then it will happen and it will happen for a good reason. We will make the most out of whatever experience is thrown our way :-)