In July of 2020 I finally had my overdue mammogram. My doctor did his due diligence, and reminded me at every appointment. I wasn’t putting it off for any particular reason. I was 42, healthy, and saw it as an inconvenience. I’d much rather be in a thrift store on my days off, than getting my boobs moved around on a hard plastic plate that tightens them down in a vice. I wasn’t scared, just dumb.
When the results came back and more imaging was requested, I had a wake up call. I remember talking to my doctor on the phone telling him of pissed off I was at myself. I made my appointment at Lemmon Holton and swore I would never miss one again. After a few different angles they decided I needed an ultra sound. I layer there counting ceiling tiles and praying. Everything came out fine but they wanted me back in 6 months. You can bet your ass I was there 6 months to the day.
Today was my 4th mammogram in just over a year. It went well and I got great news. I’ve been moved to annual mammograms at Lemmon Holton for 2 more years, and then I can have them anywhere. Hallelujah. If you’re putting yours off because of inconvenience, call tomorrow and make the appointment. If you’re scared because you’ve never had one, it’s a piece of cake. The worst part by far, is the humbling feeling of having your arm fat moved out of the way.
Once I was done with my appointment I scooted across the street to the hospital to see my dad. We hung out, chatted, and watched some Friends on TBS. He’s a hell of a trooper. Unfortunately he’s become quite the seasoned patient over the last 6 months. We’ve come to the conclusion that sleeping off the good pain med buzz, is really quite unfair.
I got to stop into my favorite thrift store and scored a couple of fun things. I could stay there all day looking for treasures. The really old stuff speaks to me. I love things with a story, and a bit of history. Tattered treasures make my heart happy.
Oh, how could I forget that I almost shit my pants? I made it thank God, but I definitely have not had a close call like that in a really long time. Of course I had to share it with my husband. It’s amazing he still has the superpower to find me sexy after everything he’s seen and knows.
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