Routine mammogram important to healthy living

On Tuesday I had my very first mammogram.

Last year my doctor told me once I was 40 I should have a mammogram within a year after. Once I turned 40 I started getting reminders in the mail about scheduling the appointment.

I recently had a new patient/new doctor visit after we moved. We talked about me having a mammogram. Because of my history and family history it was my decision whether or not to start the baseline process now.

So many women I know have had breast cancer. Women a little older than me, my age and much younger than me.

That’s scary.

So I decided I should start the baseline now at age 40.

I was a little nervous to have the mammogram done. I mean, you hear things and see movies …

The experience was as pleasant as having your breast handled, pulled and smashed between two plates in a machine while you hold still and don’t breathe can be.

My technician, Sharon, was kind and explained everything that would happen.

And really, the experience was a lot better than I thought. It was better than having a pap smear … But not better than having your … Continue reading

And Feet Week concludes …

Well, I think Feet Week has been pretty successful and educational.

I did some research and learned lots of stuff.

And I learned from my readers as well with comments on Go Fit Girl!, Go Fit Girl’s Facebook page and even my personal Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Comment Contest Tuesday. A winner will be announced soon.

As I have said I love pretty shoes and shoes can really make or break an outfit. Apparently they can literally break your foot or cause other damage.

And from the photo at the right, provided by The Art and Science of Kinesiology, you can see what some of us will do to ourselves in the name of fashion.

Tonight I am having dinner with friends. I am driving to their house and then we are walking to the restaurant. So I am wearing my Mary Jane Skechers. They are comfy, great for walking and look fairly cute. These Mary Janes are close to the ones I have.

Weekends usually mean comfy shoes for me. And especially if some walking is going to be involved. Though last night I wore heels when meeting girlfriends for dinner. … Continue reading