Wednesday, September 16, 2009

women's health

Well, it's been almost 6 months since my experience of mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. Thankfully everything was clear. Maybe it's because it's almost that time but my left breast (the one that was biopsied) has been hurting lately. Not all the time, just from time to time. It's probably muscular from the workouts. Anyway, Oct 7th is D-Day so we'll see what happens.

So for women who go through this whole process, try to remember that it's pretty routine now. Technology has gotten so much better that they're seeing a lot more than they used to. And of course cysts (which are harmless) show up too ... that's what mine was. I was fine with it and then I got more and more stressed with each additional test (first a mammogram, then another mammogram and ultrasound, then an appointment for a biopsy which got completely (&#)@)% up, then another one, only to find out that it was most likely a cyst. Thank you very much. This time round I got both the mammogram and ultrasound booked at the same time. Yeesh. So ladies, take good care of the girls....they serve you well.

One of my girls K (not THOSE girls) is looking at a hysterectomy in the near future. Been there, done that. Not fun. But OMG so totally worth it! They found fibroid and polyps, fortunately all benign. At least I kept my ovaries. She might not. But her situation is worse than mine was. So I've been encouraging her to go ... she's been in enough pain and she's finally gonna go. I think. I hope.

Ladies ... take care of yourselves. Take the time to go to the doctor for an annual checkup. Get your blood sugar, cholesterol, horomone levels (when appropriate) and anything else your doctor wants to check YOU for. Find a good naturopath who will help get you through the tired, listless, stressed out times. Detox ... great idea. Basic supplements of multivitamin, essential fatty acids, lots of Vit. C (especially this time of year), B complex and calcium/magnesium with vit. D. Those are the basics. And man what a difference!

Men ... yes, I've included you for this post ... make sure the women in your life take care of themselves. Give them a break from time to time. Most women I talk to comment about going to their second jobs at night. One for which they get paid nothing. Help the girls out. Make dinner, do dishes, put the kids to bed. Give the girl some time to herself. She'll be a lot better for it.

We women, for some reason, think we're wonder women. We've taken multi-tasking to a whole new level and everything and everyone takes priority over us. Ladies ... STOP THAT! Please. You're only one, amazing, wonderful, talented, special person. But you can only do so much before you burn out.

Even if it means getting up before the rest of the house and working out, reading a book, having a bath .... whatever. Just take care of yourself. Everyone, especially yourself, will thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it's been six months already?! At least this time I won't get too stressed out if they find something.

    Yeah, right.