Yesterday I had an MRI. Of my pelvis. It really wasn't too bad. What with a cloth over my face and classical music in the headphones. But oh, the sound my friends, the sound! This is nothing to panic about. I have a fibroid in my ovary of all places and have been having quarterly sonograms for years to track it. This time I went with the MRI to get more info since I have a family history of ovarian ca. If it starts hurting, I dont even know how one gets rid of an ovarian fibroid, lol.
Apparently my science knowledge is worse than I thought. I joked about someone having the opportunity to win a Nobel prize for inventing an MRI machine and was informed by my daughter that it's an electromagnetic thing and unless the laws of physics changed, it was not going to happen. At least I had a good idea for minute there.
Meanwhile, after discussion with my doctor, we discerned that I had my first pneumonia shot prior to 60......AND that I had never had the follow up booster. So sometime in the near future I'm off to fulfill said obligation. Something I'm not seriously objecting to after my "cold that was worse than the flu where I could not breathe or stop coughing" experience.
If that wasn't enough, about a year and a half ago (after more than one blog post asking reader opinions), I finely had my shingles shot. Did you know that there is now a better, more effective and reliable shot? The CDC recommends everyone over 50 now have this shot, including those who previously had the other shot. So this will need to be put on my schedule as well!!!
Dont get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I am fully in favor of modern medicine, its miracles and improvements. Remember, I have a husband who died from Hep C a little over ten years ago and now there is a cure. An expensive cure but a cure none the less. So I respect the changes modern medicine makes. Especially in the area of prevention.
It can, however, be a little frustrating to fulfill the checklist. And realize that the checklist has not just changed, but remains a moving target.
And on that note I'm off to train someone on my volunteer gig, do lunch and a craft for my homeless women and then come home and experiment with my new self designed, mainly sitting exercise routine.
What does your Tuesday include?
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