It doesn’t get easier. It doesn’t get less stressful. An annual mammogram is always a heartbeat away from being a life changer.
I have a few friends who went for their annual check-up never to imagine they would walk away with a report that would change the course of their lives.
They exercised, ate a healthy diet, did all the things that the guide lines to a healthy life suggest and yet, when that imagining machine revealed a breast cancer,
their lifestyle took a back seat.
That’s why I always get a little queasy walking through the door for my annual appointment.
Nothing in medicine is routine in my book. I guess I’m forever changed after Leroy’s “routine” colonoscopy 13 years ago. Those results were anything but routine.
That’s not to say I skip the yearly visit:I re-up every year.
Today the report was good and the anxiety thermometer is back to normal just like the results.
I’m a lucky girl, today.