Friday, February 26, 2010
I Don't Want This Gift To Myself
Being pink does not make it any more fun.
When I turned 40, Jan. '09, I told myself I was going to get the works in medical care: blood tests, gynecological exam, dental, physical, stress test, skin test, etc. Last year, I only took care of the skin exam. Both of my grandparents had skin cancer, and I grew up in Arizona hardly using sun screen. So I had that done, and results were fine. But I put off the rest.
It just stresses me out to have to make appointments and go. Then to have to get naked...ugh. Well, I guess I wouldn't have to get naked for the dentist, but that's besides the point. Insurance kind of played a roll in my putting things off, too.
Here's my gift to myself (except I'm not the one who gets to open the box) -- Today I made my GYN appointment. It's in a couple of weeks. I really should have done it a few years ago.
I have a question for you: What blood tests would you recommend I request? Iron levels, thyroid... I'm not sure what to ask for.