Hoo-boy. If there ever was a more voluntarily physically uncomfortable situation, I don’t know what it would be. But then, I am fortunate, and sheltered by standards of the rest of the world. I do know that this is a lifesaving medical test that I would not ignore any year.
That being said, I do put it off. Walking to the Y, (see my last post) I see this message in the sidewalk. There are others of the same ilk, but this is the one which I snapped. I was reminded that it is time!
My insurance company requires me to have my appointment not a day earlier that one year ago, so I have to be precise in scheduling my visit, yet, I am reminded by several different means to make that darned appointment, and so I do.
Breast cancer is not a joke. I know of two young women who are struggling through the chemotherapy before their double mastectomy. I know of others who have been through that process, and are healing. And I know of women that have healed, and then had to have the cancer show up a decade later. You probably know these women, too.
It is not October, Breast Caner Month, but it is a reminder…make your appointment. Have your Mammogram. Be grateful for the science that created this test which can catch the disease and save lives. It could be mine and it could be yours. It’s not fun, but it’s important.