My name is Michelle.
I'm 27 years old and and in my first year of residency training in Anesthesiology. Before that, I was a Pediatrics resident for two years, because I believe that children are our future (teach them well and let them lead the way)--but in the end decided to switch fields for a number of reasons. I work at a large, fairly well-known hospital in New York City, but be warned that for privacy reasons, names, places, and identifying features will be omitted or changed in my work-related stories. For the few hours a week that I'm not at the hospital or asleep, I live in lower Manhattan with my husband Joe and our incredibly spoiled dog,
Cooper. We are expecting our first (human) child at the end of July.
A long time ago, I used to go to Hunter College High School, an institution for nerds who think they're cool. Then I went to Wellesley College, an institution for women who think they're womyn. Those were the days.
The Underwear Drawer is an online journal that I started October 2000 because I felt like medical school had sapped every last drop of creative energy from my being, and if I didn't have enough talent or motivation to write a book or direct a play, I could at least create a lame-ass website. Ah, sweet success.
This site is called "The Underwear Drawer" because that's where I used to hide my journal when I was a wee mite. Sneaky, no? Unfortunately, this name also attracts a lot of porn-seeking web surfers. Hello, porn aficionados!
Still have question marks in your eyes? Check out the FAQs page for some answers. You can also e-mail me, but don't be sad if I don't e-mail back. I am very, very bad about that kind of thing. So, sorry in advance. Incidentally, I 'm also bad about writing thank-you cards.