The Invincible Mrs. Connelly

It was the week after 9/11. Everyone was in shock, naturally, and doing their best to climb out of their own personal hell however they could. In my mother's case, the shock manifested itself as a long-forgotten buried sensation of physical visceral fear that used to be part of the daily existence for her in … Continue reading The Invincible Mrs. Connelly

Something always works out

If you're an ordered person, you might want to know that when you have kids order goes out the window.  Take my house: there is diaper smell everywhere.  EVERYWHERE.  Toys, little sock balls, yesterday's pajamas and boxes of wipes trip me up when I try to go to the bathroom at night or make my … Continue reading Something always works out

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Barrett’s esophagus

Okay, so, when I first started this shindig, I had this ambitious goal of writing a medical GI-themed post every Friday, something important but funny for the public.  I even had a cute name for the endeavor: "Farting Fridays."  You know, because GI, and because there is an alliteration, and people love alliterations on the … Continue reading Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Barrett’s esophagus

8 ways 2nd born kids get shafted

Why do second kids gets so shafted? (She asks, as she's writing this post instead of rushing to pick up 2nd child from daycare... :-/ don't judge me)  Or mine did, at least.  It must be because they're old news, right?  You've done it once, you've done a million times.   I got home really … Continue reading 8 ways 2nd born kids get shafted

When one person dies so another can live

When it was time to decide which fellowship to do, I agonized for a bit; so much so, that I took a year off, actually, because I really don't believe in agonizing over decisions - I think important decisions should be easy.  The right choice feels right!  I even wrote my residency personal statement on … Continue reading When one person dies so another can live

Step back and start over

  Every doctor has had this patient.  You know the type?  The type that has an actual illness, or had one in the past, and now there is no evidence of anything active, but the patient shows up at the ER every other week, and knows the system enough to use the perfect buzzwords to … Continue reading Step back and start over

6 points I want to make about Hamilton

As I sat there, mouth agape, and absorbed what I was seeing, and after frantically googling American history facts (like, they were in NYC? I thought it all happened in Boston...), this what my impressions are.  Take it all with a grain of salt.  EXCEPT: the sixth point.  I am dead serious about the sixth … Continue reading 6 points I want to make about Hamilton

Ain’t feelin’ the musical… till now

I think that in order to truly enjoy musicals, they must be something that a person grows up with, a part of their culture.  Then, you can really appreciate them.  I tried, as a new American, to get into musicals, and went to a few, and always I was kinda like, “What is this?  It’s … Continue reading Ain’t feelin’ the musical… till now

Is it ok to sew your colleague’s vagina shut so she doesn’t have more babies?

As if right on cue, a day after I wrote my little ditty about fighting micro-aggression at the hospital, I was fed a big old dose of MACRO-aggression.  No that I was particularly surprised by it, but it was just timely.  So, this here goes out to all those folks who don't believe there is … Continue reading Is it ok to sew your colleague’s vagina shut so she doesn’t have more babies?