Tuesday, November 17, 2015
On the Farm
I had my yearly check up with my "lady parts doctor" yesterday and I am so thankful for a kind Christian physician who has cared for me for about 20 years now. In fact he is a member of my church and his nurse is a good friend as well. I was confused about a report I had heard in the news that informed ladies that after 60 you only need a mammogram every other year. Did you hear that in the news recently? Well my doctor was pretty upset that an article that was printed in the American Journal of Medicine was misrepresented or most likely misheard by many. The doctor who wrote the article says women who have clear mammograms until 60 or so can begin to have the screening every other year. This is the opinion of that particular physician from a study he has done. He is concerned about the radiation that we are exposed to with the mammograms. My doctor wants all ladies to know that we need our mammograms every year. The guidelines from the AMA have NOT changed. So I am passing that along to you! I also got my bone density checked and I am happy to say that my increased walking seems to have improved my bone health. Yippee! After menopause, women need to really stay on top of bone health. I also received some yummy Caltrate gummies samples as a reward for being still during my bone scan.:) I rather felt like a little child who received a sucker for being good at the doctor visit.
And I want all of you to join in the Christmas fun at Gina's Blog, With Twigs and Branches.( You can find it on my Blog Roll). Gina is doing a wonderful Christmas giveaway. All you have to do to enter is visit her blog each day and answer her Christmas question. I look forward to seeing what new question she has come up with each day.
Well today I have some cleaning to do and I am going to deck the halls with Christmas decorations as I am trying to put out a few things at a time over the next week or so. My big tree may go up early too as we are having Thanksgiving at Amelia's and we may be going to Chatsworth the day after Thanksgiving in order to take care of some house business. Have a blessed day bloggie friends.