Posts Tagged ‘womens health’

Everything Heals

Friday, July 15th, 2016


I’m a firm believer in IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL…..KEEP ON GOING!! So, while I’m down in the dumps about my family’s future it’s only fitting that I feel all the feels handed down by our Lord Jesus in the form of medical procedures.

So far this week……I have done the following:


Why, yes. That is a Mammogram machine! In all the years of having this procedure, this one was the jewel in my crown. I could barely move in bed later that night I was so sore.

But, hey….it’s D O N E !!

Next, I waltzed my freckles and old lady spots into the Dermatologist. There I prayed for ONLY GOOD NEWS because, ya know…FLORIDA GIRL! I’ve had more sunburns than the cancer law should allow and I was starting to get a little concerned with all the weird places that have popped up on my almost 50 year old body!

They don’t play in that office. Before I could pay and get the heck out of dodge, they REMOVED something scary off my lower back and froze multiple whatchamacallits off my hands and arms. Oh, even two spots UNDER MY DANGED ARM! As in, my armpit! Yeowtch! I wasn’t expecting to feel this crummy but in all honesty, I’m grateful it didn’t hurt more and even more thankful that my face is healthy and whole.

If you could see my hands & arms right now you would know why.

So, while I’m on a roll….next stop, DENTIST & GYNECOLOGIST!!!

I’m determined to NOT to let this year kill me! While my mind keeps playing tricks on me to feel stress and worry….I’m trying to be proactive and head off any serious disease or illness that might be lingering in the shadows of my body. Stress can bring on some wing-dingers of sickness and I’m not going down that easy.

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I’m thankful to be alive. Aren’t you?

Check Up or Check Out

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Guess where I am? Or was?


If you guessed, Doctor. You are rightie-o! I won’t admit how long it’s been since I’ve had the “check up” of all check ups. Don’t think I didn’t want to be on top of my wellness visits, because I really did. Since 2008, my family has managed to LIVE without health insurance.

It sucked. But, we lived.

I’m so thankful for my hubby’s job and the company/family who employs him. They go beyond the basics to take care of their employees and their families. Insurance, is just a bonus. Yahoo!

The doctor decided to do some “extra” testing on me this week and had me come back in for an ultrasound. As I was leaving her office, the clerk reminded me to be there by blah blah and to make sure I had a full bladder. Eeeek! Okay, I can do that. I’m old, it’s always full.

I wanted to be obedient, so….I refused to potty at all after lunch yesterday for my 4:15 appointment. Who wants to have do it again, right? I even kicked things up a notch because….you know? I’m awesome like that.


By the time I made it to the doctor’s office at 4:00 (because I was praying for a little early window into being taken in asap) I was in full bladder pain. I mean, I was dying to go potty. Tick tock, tick tock….the clock kept clicking away and there I sat, dying. Finally, at 4:30!!!! The door opened and she called my name. I briskly rushed passed her and confessed how much pain I was in and that I’d been holding it all afternoon. She said, “Uht-O!” and I said back, “What?”.

She said, “You didn’t have to do that! You need an EMPTY BLADDER!”


That wasn’t her last bit of bad news either, she had more. My ultrasound was NOT the kind I thought it would be. It would be slightly more invasive and that’s when I pushed her into the lady stirrups and ran!

Just kidding. I’m not a complete monster!


Are you taking care of yourself? Don’t wait for something to sneak up on you. Your family needs you around. I want to see as many Mother’s days as I possibly can, don’t you?