I am so excited! Zane and I have decided to move back to Lancaster, PA where I can finish my rotations and hopefully secure a residency (if I decide not to go to Oklahoma since Randy is no longer there).
Lancaster is where I lived when Zane and I met. We both love the area, and there are multiple opportunities for rotations in Lancaster, York, and Reading. All are within driving distance, although I would probably take the housing in York and Reading and just come home on weekends or days off.
Zane’s brother and one of his daughters and her family are all within an hour, so if he should need anything when I’m not around, they would be there for him.
We just decided two weeks ago that since we were planning to move up there for my fourth year rotations, why not go now? So we got in the car, drove to Lancaster, found a place to live and came home and started packing.
I still have to go to the Assoc. Dean of Clinical Education and see if he’ll let me do my Peds, Geriatrics, and Internal Medicine (2nd month) rotations there. I hope he will because we are going anyway. If not, then I’ll try to stagger them so that I can do a rotation in Lancaster and then one down here until they are finished. I am really hoping that he will allow it, though.
Four big reasons:
- Housing and everything is much lower in Lancaster, and we are being eaten up alive here in Lewisburg.
- Zane will have a great support group if anything should happen to me.
- There are more doctors and groups specializing in cancer care if I should need them.
- Once I start back on rotations, we just won’t have time to pack up this big house and move. I have been really tired since my cancer surgery and treatment and can’t imagine trying to do rotations and move so quickly.
Anyway, I have almost our entire house packed up. This is a 4 bedroom, living room, family room, dining room, and 2 bath house. We are downsizing to a 2-bedroom apartment. Really nice! One year old and looks out over a big, beautiful field with a creek running through it and a big old Amish farmhouse with a beautiful silo just across the road. We have donated so much to the local charities while we work on getting rid of stuff that it is amazing. And we have one room almost filled up with stuff for a garage sale the end of July. All we have left to pack is our bedroom and bathroom and about 1/2 of the stuff in the kitchen.
Next week we are taking Zane’s truck (loaded with some of his sister’s things that we have been keeping for her) up to his brothers who will now have the fun of storing them.
I am so excited!! Can’t wait to get back to Lancaster!