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Mammogram Moment

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Since I am super fortunate to be over 40, I get free mammograms with my insurance. My insurance costs so much that I be sure to get all the preventative free stuff that I can possibly get. In addition, mammograms are a must! I have sadly known at least 5 people personally battle breast cancer (a couple younger than me) and many many others that are friends of friends. We can catch it early and should take advantage of yearly checkups.

So today was my special day where I got my second mammogram of my life. I go to Solis which makes it super easy and comfortable, but may there be many blessings poured out on that sweet tech lady that has the near impossible task of finding enough breast tissue to get a good image with that squeezy squeezy machine.

She is so polite and kind that she does not complain or make a joke, but man that girl is working hard to squeeze out something…anything that can get seen on a screen. I literally cannot move.at.all or the image is gone. That is totally a small chested woman problem, but comical as well. No doubt I have thought about implants and days I just feel bad for my husband for enduring this chest naked (bras help A LOT). However, I already have scoliosis so I figure my back has all it can take and I work out a lot and do not need anything extra putting me in pain…so all natural it is!

I say all this to say…be sure to check yourself out no matter how embarrassing it may be. Knowing early can save your life!

Find out First

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Find out First

Surprises are not my thing especially when it comes to unexpected bills. Sadly, I have had my share of insurance bills that swept me off my feet. I know the good Lord never givrs us more than we can handle, but I also know he blesses us with wisdom and discernment so this year I used that gift.

We were literally scheduled to get an EEG in 15 minutes that no one could tell me with confidence how much we would pay. Several phone calls later and I made the decision to cancel. Nothing like getting in debt over a cost that you could have got cheaper somewhere else.

The procedure could wait so I feel really good about it postponing something that might have caused stress in a few weeks when the bill came. I think it is wise wisdom for all of us…life is full of curveballs so when you can…find out first!