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I got my first mammogram today

mammogram screening reminder

I had my very first mammogram today. Yay me! I should get one of those adult themed stickers. You know the ones that say, “I paid bills today” or something like that. Remember, I will be turning 42 soon. So most of you have already had this experience. If not, do it. Stop waiting.

I hesitated making the appointment for the mammogram. By several years actually. When I had a tubal done in 2014, the doctor gave me the order for one and told me to get it done the following year. I don’t know what happened to that order. Lost. Who keeps doctor orders for a year? Well, I had to change doctors this year and the new one also gave me another order for a mammogram. It’s time. When it came to call to schedule the appointment, I opened my schedule book and moaned, “UGHHHHH, I really don’t wanna do this.” My procrastination won that day and I found something else to do and I moved along. Another day came (it was probably a week) and I finally sucked it up and called to make the appointment. I don’t recall what the gal’s actual words were, but she seemed genuinely surprised I hadn’t had one yet. Ok, I get it. She prepared me with the usual: arrive 15 minutes early, bring your ID and insurance card. Oh and don’t wear any deodorant or perfume.

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