Don’t Delay Important Screenings

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I am very embarrassed to admit that I let Covid restrictions keep me from one of my important appointments. And, worse than that, I have yet to call for another appointment.

Because I have sleep apnea, I use a CPAP at night. I’ve had a great response! My sleep apnea is totally under control because of the CPAP. The appointment was to sync up my CPAP machine with my sleep apnea doctor. From the office, the doctor can watch the readings. If they decide I need to change my treatment, it’s easy to find out.

Doctor looking at scan

Since 2020, I haven’t had anyone reading my CPAP numbers, and that is stupid and ridiculous. I’m now calling to get another appointment. I may need to get a new machine altogether, because the last day I used it there was a weird sound.

Have you missed anything important during the 2020 – 2021 lockdowns? It’s difficult, because everytime I felt like going to the medical supply store, I realized I couldn’t be seen that day. I should have tried harder.

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Getting my annual mammogram is another thing I wanted to put off. Of course, I never like going for this test. It does hurt, but only for a short amount of time. Because I have “extremely dense” breast tissue, the 3D test has made it easier. Before that, I had to endure the sonogram test.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everything turns pink in October, to help women to remember to have their mammograms or other breast cancer testing. I hope that you don’t let anything prevent you from having a screening. Not everyone needs to go annually, but I have that higher risk factor (dense breasts).

Today (the 19th), is the day for Wall of Support. You can click on the link and write a message. #MoreThanBCAM

Writing on the Wall of Support is your chance to be an encouragement to women who are fighting this battle. A message like this could really uplift someone who is fighting breast cancer.

I have two friends who have had breast cancer. They are both in remission now, but early detection saved their lives. I hope you won’t put off this life-saving test. Learn more about Breast Cancer Here.

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my experiences and opinions and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

@copyright, Lisa Ehrman

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