This is Your Reminder to Stop Putting Off Those Important Screenings

Over the years, I’ve gotten better and better and making sure I schedule all those important appointments – the dentist, the OBGYN, the general doctor, the eye doctor, the dermatologist… sometimes it really does feel endless. Especially when I also have a bunch of appointments to schedule for Jack and Travis too. I just had a couple of those important screening appointments pop up, so I figured it was a good time for a blog reminder!

Reminder: Your Annual Mammogram

If you’re due for a mammogram, schedule it! It’s not that scary, I promise. Don’t put it off. If you’re supposed to go EVERY year, schedule it. If you’re supposed to start with your first one and you haven’t scheduled it yet because you’re apprehensive, schedule it!

I had my annual mammogram last week and it took an hour and that’s including the drive there, waiting room, mammogram, drive home. And stopping by Dunkin Donuts on the way home because dang it I earned myself donuts!

Reminder: Your Annual Mole Check

I’ve talked about my dermatologist lots and lots on here and the fact that I’ve had over a dozen moles taken off my body. I just had two more moles removed – this time from my back – and yes, it was super annoying. One of them is right under where my bra strap hits, so having stitches in for 2 weeks was a pain in the butt. However, when I went back to the doctor to get my stitches out and they let me know that the lab test results came back as ‘severe’ on the pre-cancerous scale, it’s worth every moment of being uncomfortable.

Most people are supposed to get their moles checked once a year. If you haven’t done it this year, make your appointment! If you’re like me and you have moles that really want to kill you… you get to do the most unsexy striptease ever every 6 months. Still worth it.

That’s it. That’s your homework for this week. Please, please book your screening appointments.

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One thought on “This is Your Reminder to Stop Putting Off Those Important Screenings”

  1. I do have to book a derm appt. soon. I have little things that need to be seen. I have a mammo booked, and it’s coming up. Dentist, and podiatrist, and someone to look at my leg, coming up. That’s about it. Thanks for reminding me.

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