Ladies, I hope you’re all getting your mammograms when they’re due. I usually get mine a year and one day after the last one but with the insurance issues, I waited this year til I started Medicare so it had been one year and three months since I’d had my mammogram and I was a bit concerned. There’s no breast cancer in my immediate family but having never had a baby, having had a total hysterectomy at a fairly young age (34), having taken hormones for too many years, and having had several lumpectomies for fibrocystic breast disease, I’m always anxious to get the report. Thankfully, it was a good report but please be sure to get your mammograms. They’re a bit of a pain, although I’m convinced the smaller the breasts, the less pain, because I don’t think they hurt much at all, but early detection is such a key to curing this horrible disease in most cases.
I would have assumed every woman, except those who may not have insurance and a way to pay for mammograms, would be having them regularly but my best friend for my entire life is my age and has never had one and will not have one and another good friend told me recently she won’t have one.
Everyone gets to make their own decisions and I’m not going to judge so, if you have your reasons for not doing it, that’s your choice. I think mammograms and colonoscopies are two things not to be missed, simply because treatment if found early can make such a difference.
There . . my first post of the day is me begging y’all to have routine medical tests and some of you would be harping on me to take statins, which I’ll never do. So, I guess we all have our own issues.