Hi there. I would like a bottom-line, no BS opinion of how difficult it is to do a surgery residency while raising a child. I have a 17-month old daughter that I simply adore. I fell in love with surgery...and have looked at other specialties - but nothing else seems to interest me much. Guys - no offense, but I would really like to hear from any women surgical residents. My husband is great - but has his own full-time job, as well as other things he loves to do - hunting and being outdoors. I can't expect him to drop everything to be a full-time dad. I expect to work hard...but when I'm finished, I don't want to wish I hadn't taken this route because my daughter will be 7 and will have missed out on her entire childhood... Any input???