This year, it took me 32 minutes round trip, up from 28 last year.
I bet we all waste at least 32 minutes a day, so why don’t more people proactively invest 32 minutes A YEAR in their own lives?????
What am I talking about?
Preventive healthcare, also known as preventative healthcare, also known as taking care of your most precious possession—yourself!
So many people make so many excuses not to take care of themselves. But there’s no good excuse. None. And it’s a decision that can end up costing you your life.
This morning my mammogram was scheduled for 10:10. I left the house at 9:59, checked in, scheduled my appointment for next year, changed, wiped off my deodorant, got my four angles, changed back, and was home at 10:29.
I realize not everyone lives as close to their place, and sometimes you experience a wait and blah blah blah, but the bottom line is this—you have time to take care of yourself. So do it.
There’s nothing to be afraid of. And if you are afraid, trust in your practitioner. To answer your questions, walk you through it, allay your fears…whatever you need, advocate for yourself. But first and foremost, advocate for yourself by making the appointments you need. I know there are a lot of tests and procedures and whatever that are “uncomfortable” or “invasive.” But routine physicals don’t hurt. A mammogram is a small price to pay for your life. And colonoscopies get a—wait for it—bum rap. (That was too easy.) Yeah the prep is kind of intense, but the procedure itself? You’re out cold for it, so it’s all good.
Taking care of yourself proactively might save your life. So please start now. If you’ve been putting off your routine care, make one appointment right now. You’ll feel better about feeling better.
What are you waiting for? Take care of yourself. Call now.
And thank you.