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BECKY’S BLOG/RECIPE

What’s it like to be married to a vein doctor?    Pretty nice, especially if you need vein treatment, which I don’t!    I have an expert available 24/7, but I don’t need him!  It’s mostly in the genes…..if momma didn’t have vein problems, you probably won’t either.Blog photo david andme

Recently, I was waiting for a friend to join me for lunch (she was stuck in that Atlanta traffic).  Another person was waiting too and we inevitably started talking……that what we women do, right?!   We started playing the do you know game, and realized that we had some mutual friends.    And that mutual friend was a doctor and a colleague of my husband.   Oh my  gosh, what a small world!!  You can hear us now, I bet.  So, the next question, what type of doctor is your husband?  When I said he was a general surgeon, trauma surgeon and also treated varicose veins, the only thing that was heard was varicose veins.  “ I’ll bet you have great legs!”  was the comment.    From there, the conversation was all about veins, and treatments she had had, with the end result being that she wanted my husband’s card for treatment.  Whatever happened to talking about the latest movie or cute pair of jeans! ?IMG_0238

Being  married to a vein doctor  is really not too out of the ordinary.  It’s the being married to  a doctor part that is the challenge for me.   Even though there are lots of good parts of the life, it does have its challenges.  The overall one being, I guess, is that the medical profession is so consuming.  I mean, it’s  like the physician falls in love… with helping others (and how can you hold that against a guy?)    He could just do varicose vein work, right?    But once operating is in the blood (no pun intended!), it’s hard to get over it.  So he still has his General Surgery practice (which IS a specialty, he did four years of surgical residency) as well as taking call for the emergency room.  The phone ringing at 3 am does not make us jolt out of bed……it’s not unusual.  People need a surgeon in the middle of the night too…..as well as on  weekends,  holidays, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, …well,  you get the picture.  So I’m here  at my computer, alone at almost midnight,  an appendectomy I think it is this time…….and yes, I do notice everyone’s legs!  I can’t help it.   Say, seen any good movies lately?

 

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PS.  He never made it, another appendectomy and a ruptured splein….so what I did was bake my outrageously good Oatmeal  Cookies.  This recipe will make you famous with your friends!

BECKY’S OATMEAL COOKIES  Sift together 1-1/2 cup flour with 1 teaspoon soda.Cream together ½ cup butter, ½ cup shortening (I use Crisco), ¾ cup brown sugar, ¾ cup white sugar.Add 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla,  the flour mixture, 1 ½ cups oatmeal, 1 cup yellow raisins and 1 cup pecans or walnutsDrop on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or spray with Pam by LARGE  spoonfuls.Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 min.  Remove from oven and let cool on the pan.  (They will look soft, but will firm up as they cool.)

Welcome your hubby home from a hard day’s (or in my case day and night’s) work!

 

 

Dr David Fern is the founder of Vein & Skin Laser Center, with two offices, one in North Atlanta and one in Decatur, serving and convenient to Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Vinings, Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Duluth, Norcross, Johns Creek, Tucker, Lilburn, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Snellville, and Conyers.