Celeste tagged me in a Breast Cancer Awareness challenge – very nice of her – honestly would have preferred a “7 things about me” challenge but we are grown ups now so have to face these grown up issues.
I have not as yet made an appointment to have a mammogram BUT I have recently had my annual gynae check up and he does do a small check and didn’t feel a mammogram was necessary right now but I shall chat to him further when I see him next month.
You see the thing is these kinds of tests freak me out. It would appear the older I get the more I get anxious about and these types of tests are one of those things. There is a possibility the test comes back “positive” and that scares the crap out me – even though I have no signs right now and we have no family history. So my natural, grown up reaction is to just not be tested. Smart hey *sigh*
I do know how important these tests are and I will go – I do think I am a little to young for them still though which is possibly why my gynae hasn’t sent me yet.
Below are a few questions Celeste asked us to answer 🙂
When did you have your first mammogram? I have not had one yet.
Does anyone in your family suffer from cancer? No
Why have you not gone for a mammogram? I rely on my gynae to guide me and as yet he has not even hinted I need one – yes ok I KNOW this is head in the sand stuff.
What were your mammogram results? See above.
How bad is “going for a mammogram” on a scale of 1 to 10? I will answer these all again once I have had one.
When is your next appointment? Will let you all know when I have one 🙂
Do you know anyone who has had breast cancer? Not personally but have a few friends who have had friends affected.
What is my point? My point is that even though I appear a little irresponsible I do do regular checks and I understand that the only way to reduce the effects of this disease is to talk about it, make women aware of what to look for and be tested for.
Breast Cancer Awarness month is nearly finished so I am not going to challenge anyone but readhere for other contributions and for an survivor story in pictures check out Jeanette’sblog!