Okay, here's what I want more of this year.
Now, onto the health stuff.
1. I finally scheduled that extraction and implant simply because it had been hanging over my head, filling me with dread. Now at least I need only think of it the day before and the day of.... (currently 8 March)
I actually had it scheduled for 1 March but a conference came up and I have to go to this one because the alternative is farrrrrrrrr away. And you all know how I "love" driving. So no.
The most important item on my to-do list for today was my mammogram. I asked the doctor lots of questions and apparently, from age 40, you're supposed to go every year. Cancers grow aggressively if they develop between ages 40 and 50, so best to catch them quickly. This was my first one 🙈 and thankfully, everything's fine! 〰 #mammogram #planneraddict #planning #lists #health #womenshealth #happier2017 #annualscreening #selfcare
2. Then I had a mammogram (my first! should have been my third!) in the last week of January. I spoke to the doctor and you're supposed to go every year from 40, and start earlier if you've had issues or have a family history. The biggest medical aid in SA only pays for 1 every 2nd year, but that doesn't change the health professionals' view, just by the way.
Oh, it was all clear!
3. This morning I have my annual gynae check-up and Pap smear. I think this is the least dreaded of the 3! This one was supposed to happen in December last year... I just ran out of time.
These 3 were on my list for the year and I'm going to be thrilled when they're all done!
In very sad news, a lady I used to work with who is a close friend of a friend of mine died at the end of January from breast cancer. Like me, she has two young kids (7 and 9) so it is very tragic, and to be honest, threw me completely when I heard the news!
How are you doing with your health things?