IT struck again last night. The monster inside me reared its ugly head. (See Why Am I Not Posting Recipes? Because IT Has Started Again!) I really could use a Divine Intervention right about now (See Divine Intervention? Amazing Luck? Or Was It Jinxed Real Estate? You Decide)
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Per my new doctor's instruction, I went to Stony Brook ER and handed them the notes she had given me instructing them to run certain tests while IT was happening. (See My Visit With the Extraordinary New Doctor March 31, 2017). I did not know what the tests entailed.
I gave the note to the Fast Track person, she handed it back. Then they called me for a chest Xray. I gave the note to her. She handed it back. Then they called me for blood work. I gave the note to her. She handed it back. Everyone looked at it, shrugged, said they didn't know what that testing was, and said I had to wait to see the doctor. Grrrr.
|They left off some of my allergies in this print out, they forgot corn and eggs. I TOLD them to update and she said she did, but it didn't show on the print out. Odd.|
They are home to Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center. Several family members have used the facility for breast cancer and I now see the breast surgeon there. I have all my testing done there (routine testing). I have been seeing a breast surgeon since around 2001 and had several procedures performed but luckily, never had breast cancer, which is a miracle on Long Island. We have a very high incidence of breast cancer.
Fast Facts about Stony Brook click highlighted link.
Stony Brook saved my sister's life back in November, 2016! She had emergency surgery there by a very young, good-looking doctor of Indian descent. I found out later, a family friend asked the doctor "does your mother know you are out doing surgery at this time of night?" I'm told everyone cracked up. It lightened a tense situation!
Across from the hospital is the University, where students from around the world study. As a teen I took some summer classes there for fun when I was in high school. There was a program that was called Kids For Kids! Apparently now, it's moved to a college campus in Oakdale.
So... I went to Stony Brook. I'd been hospitalized there before a few times. I've visited family members who were hospitalized there. I know many friends and family who work in the medical field, teach, study or work administrative positions at Stony Brook. Everyone raves about their care and abilities. And yet... if you notice, they have NO DIAGNOSIS. Why is that? Because no one knows what the heck IT is.