SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi there. Let me start by saying I loved my surgery rotation. I came off of that rotation completely set on applying to general surgery this coming year. However I am starting to worry that I am making a mistake. Looking for some advice from people who are living the surgical life style, not my advisors who of course think everyone should be a surgeon!!! Basically, I know residency is gonna be arduous (although Im hoping after intern year things don't suck so much???). My main question is what kind of lifestyle can I expect after residency as an attending surgeon? I love surgery, but I am also the kind of person who wants to enjoy my life and have kids (yes I am a 20 something woman with babies on the mind...). Am I crazy to go into surgery? Would I be better off in my second choice, OBGYN (I know this residency is also difficult but I also know that as an attending the hours can really be tailored to whatever you want to do). I would greatly appreciate any honest advice on how bad the lifestyle really is.... Thanks guys!