Monday, June 22, 2009

Have you gotten a mammogram lately?

Moving to a new city brings all sorts of opportunities, including finding health care providers.

My goal is to have my mammogram during my birthday month as it is pretty easy to track and remember. This year, I missed my

My husband found a provider first and I decided to give him a try. So far, so good. It took awhile to get an appointment, but once I saw him he offered referrals for all that ails me - including a mammogram!

As I walked into the breast center that day, I felt empowered that medicine has means of early detection. Afterward, I felt happy, proud, (I am having trouble finding the right words) that the annual appointment was accomplished. This is one of the things I do to take care of myself and it pleases me to check it off my list.

That night, I spied the little scarf kit which was gifted to me by my friend Sharon a few years ago (Sharon, I miss you - are you there?).
It was the perfect time to take a break and knit on something that could be finished quickly and remind me of a specific event that can be so useful and helpful to us.

Have you gotten your mammogram? If you need help finding somewhere to go, check out this link.
I wish that peaceful, fulfilled feeling that is so difficult for me to explain, for you.


Jeanne said...

I know that feeling of feeling good that you took care of yourself! I'm pretty good about this test because although not pleasant, its just better to take care of it.

Glad the move went well, and that you have your yarn again!

Lisa said...

I got my first one this year. It felt like an accomplishment and like I was doing the right thing for my body. (almost a little feeling of controlling something, in a good way) It hurt a little, but I survived and the report was clear. Relief!!!

Miss you!