Are there people who are really unaware of this disease?
I could go on and on about how much this irritates me and how it's high time we stopped calling it awareness and, oh wait, I'm going on and on.
Anyway. It's October. This is the month Americans have designated to think about breast cancer. Like you never think about it any other time of the year. Oops, there I go again.
So, in light of this special month of awareness, I thought I'd bring back one of my own favorite posts. What- you don't have posts you've written that just entertains you again and again?
I sort of hesitate to repost this because I think when I orignally wrote this, some of my parents' friends weren't avid readers and now they'll have to read about yet another personal event that I'm just putting out there for the world to read. Oh well, it's what you come here for, isn't it?
Ok, here we go.
So, a short while back, I had to go to the Boobologist for a baseline mammogram. Ugh. The 30s are not a fun decade. Blood pressure talk. Talk of calcium. Injuries from daily activity. Now a mammogram. Not because anything felt wrong but because they like a baseline. So I made the appointment and then it snuck up on me. At 6pm one night. It took like 20 minutes and was a breeze. It's digital, so apparently not as painful as the other kind. And much more modern. My doctor told me I could go to several places that but the Breast Care Center would have digital mammography. Well, who WOULDN'T choose the most modern??? Oh, I'd like the old fashioned kind, the kind where no one can really see anything and is very painful. Do you have one of those kind?
So, Breast Care Center? Let me make a suggestion. Since you claim 90% of your patients have to come back for more images when getting a baseline, how 'bout you schedule them for 2 visits to begin with. And you don't tell them that the 2nd one is a normal follow up. You just make it standard that you have 2 visits.
so jump and cheer
Linking up here.