Yep. Today was the day. I had my yearly screening mammogram. This is a tough one for me. My health anxiety seems to dwell on this in particular, and I have to force myself to deal with the anxiety. I think it is very common for women to fear this annual exam. How do I make it easier? I have an awesome support system, unending faith in God, a super husband who takes me, and perhaps my best tip? I schedule my yearly female appointment right after. Then, we can discuss any issues, and I am done for another year.
Thanks be to God, I am clear for another year. So, I check that off the list. And enjoy my last little tip. Treat yourself to something special!
My first official Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season!
Have a good day, dear friends.
Thanks for visiting.
So glad everything went well. I'm with you - get everything over with at one time, then go get a treat to celebrate! :-)ReplyDelete
Those exams are never fun. Glad you got a good report! I like your idea of getting a treat afterwards!ReplyDelete
On my....I read your blog but never comment, but I had to this time, because the exact same anxiety about mammos. And I always get it done before my yearly, so my stress is over for awhile. And I trust God to go with me. I go alone though, because my husband has medical anxieties of his own.ReplyDelete
So nice to meet you! Thank you for reading, and for commenting. While I am sorry you share my anxiety, I am comforted knowing I am not alone.
Oy....now I feel guilty. I am rather overdue for this and for the female appointment. I don't know why I procrastinate on the mammogram, the other is because I've had a rather serious problem in the past that required frequent and painful checks. I just dread it so much now. I will go, but I have to psych myself up to it.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you have this test behind you for the year. It's so important. I'm so happy you exited with good results.ReplyDelete
Oh those dreaded female exams. Glad all was well.ReplyDelete
I don't have to have a mammogram yet but that other annual one ... ugh ... I am not a fan. Glad to hear you are good. Yay.ReplyDelete
I always do the mammogram and the other visit at the same time too! Just get it all over with at once! And yay!!!! You got a pumpkin spice latte. I hope it was delicious!ReplyDelete
So glad everything went well. I have the same anxiety about my mammogram and have put it off way too long. Yes, I know I shouldn't. Thanks for the reminder.ReplyDelete
PTL for results.ReplyDelete
I have the same anxiety. I have several biopsies with benign results, PRAISE GOD! I have to determine to set my mind on "these things," and one being a "good report." We women all share so much together.ReplyDelete
I never look forward to this yearly appointment. I had mine last month.ReplyDelete
I always pray and thank God in advance for good results and clear mammogram. I'm always so happy when the screening is finished and I'm able to leave. I think I almost run out of the place. Then I sit in my car for a few minutes and say thank you Lord for a good report. So thankful you received a good report, as well. Thats good news!