Monday, February 15, 2010

I won!

So being the overly involved wife that I am, I periodically check up on the website and chatboards for neurosurgery. The doctor that has created the Handbook for Neurosurgery, also known as the "Neurosurgeon's bible" is coming out with a new edition. To further explain this book, it is something that every neurosurgery resident owns! It was the book that Drew read every night (for as long as he could keep his eyes open) when he was on his away rotations. And now Drew is trying to read it cover to cover in preparation for residency.
So today I was checking out the neurosurgery website and saw that the author, Dr. Greenberg is having a contest to promote the newest edition. I decided to sign up to follow his blog so that I could follow the giveaway. This afternoon I got an email asking if my husband was hoping to go into neurosurgery. I quickly replied explaining that he is hoping to match in neurosurgery next month. Then when I got home from work tonight I got an email from him offering me a copy of the latest edition! Needless to say, I am so excited! The book is still in print, but I will get a copy as soon as it comes out! Being that we just spent all our money on interviews, we didn't think we would be able to afford the book right away, but now we don't have to worry about it - he will have the latest edition just in time to start residency! I know I am a dork, but I was just so excited I had to share!

10 comments:

Jenn said...

That's awesome! Congrats!
I enjoy reading your blog, but it's not something I keep up with all the time. I guess I didn't realize your husband wants to be a neurosurgeon. WOW! My husband is also wanting to pursue neurology...just not the surgery part. I guess it's just another crazy thing we have in common.
Your husband applied in St. Louis, right? DId he apply at SLU? I look forward to finding out where you all match. Hopefully it will be a great day for you both!

Kelsey Claire said...

What a great little blessing! I am sure your hubby will be very appreciative of you ability to "win"!

Kristin @ the Waiting Game said...

That is so great! I'm sure the hubby is really excited!

Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

That's awesome! What a great wife you are :)

Happy Dash said...

yay! congrats :) it's so fun to win things, especially important things like this that your husband will use for years!

Elle said...

Congratulations, it's so awesome that you won something that will be so useful for your husband! And it's also pretty awesome that you had a brief conversation with the author...

Ams said...

That's awesome!!
Always fun to win something and even better when it is something that you really want and that you know you can't have right away unless it was free! woot!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

That's so exciting! It's fun to win something but even more, something you would have to spend money on down the line anyway! Congrats.

K said...

Congrats on winning, Marissa! It feels amazing to beat the odds, eh?

I thought I'd say "hi" because I'm your latest follower! I can't stop reading your blog. :)

Ams said...

I love your new layout lady!! Looks GREAT :)