Archive for December 2016

What it's like to get an ultrasound on a winter day

The sun has risen, but it is only just pinking up at 6:45 a.m. The Breast Care Center is dark inside, the waiting room trying to look like somebody’s living room, with a few table lamps glowing. Unlike a living room, you have to type your name into a computer before you walk in. The... Read more »

My doctor fired me because I wrote him this letter

I went for a regular mammogram last week. On Monday evening the results were posted on the main portal for the Advocate system. The report said there was an indistinct 7mm oval mass. I now need a diagnostic ultrasound. On Tuesday morning I called my doctor at 6:45 a.m. It turned out that he was... Read more »