Doctors Are In The Navy TooI am doing eight years in the navy to pay off for my college and medical school. (I went to Berkley for college and John's Hopkins for med school). I didn't exactly come from the wealthiest of families, so I need to do the service to get out of debt. I have always loved my country, and more than anything wanted to help the soldiers medically and mentally, since my second love is psychology. I have done my first two years, and going on a third. The hard thing is, I have a stepson and a wife. I am torn, inside and out. Some parts of my war experience, I only remember sounds or colors. In tripoli, the colors red, gray, and black are always in my mind. When I am home, war is all I think about, and when I am on duty, Pyotr and Katya are all I think about. I love serving my country, and I have managed to keep my family intact, and the medical opportunities are millions in the navy. It is like ten minutes of terror, then hours of boredom. We do have a good time though. I get really interesting cases, and my country is literally paying me to go places and do my favorite things. Sometimes it is worth the pain, and sometimes not. I never really know how I feel about these things. My friends have tattoos of friends names on their arms, I have nightmares, wake up crying, but I get to practice medicine, gather a lot of experience, serve my country, and make my wife and son proud. I am torn.
Princelegolas 26-30, M 0 Sep 18, 2012