Being a woman is hard. Periods, Pap Smears, Child Birth….Sigh the list goes on and on. Today I am going to concentrate on 1 thing and that is reminding y’all to go check your boobies. This reminder comes in the form of writing and my personal video. So, come on down and take a seat!
Who Needs To Check Their Boobies
In my opinion, once your top half is fully developed it’s time to start doing a monthly self exam. I don’t care if you are flat-chested, or walking around with 40 DD breasts and up, each boobie needs to be checked monthly by you. Not your husband, YOU!
What the American Cancer Society Says
According to the American Cancer Society:
Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.
At age 41, my doctor at the time, suggested I get a mammogram. Of course I was scared. I was worried about pain, and honestly wanted someone to go with me to hold my hand. But as mother of 2, I feel it’s my responsibility to be responsible and proactive in my health. So I decided to go ahead and have my 1st mammogram done, alone, and knocked it out of the park!
My Mammogram Experience
For my second mammogram, I decided to take my YouTube subscribers & Instagram followers on for the ride. Check it out here.
This year was no different. September 2018 I got a letter reminding me it was time to schedule my annual mammogram again. October 2018 happened to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Finally, November 2, 2018 I received my 3rd mammogram at the age of 43. Then thanks to the wonderful world of technology, last night I was informed my results were normal. Yay!! Once I upload the video on that experience I will share it here.
Anyway, I hope you found this information helpful. I’m on a mission to motivate, encourage, and inspire my readers and viewers. I believe some of us need a little push in the right direction to step out of our comfort zones. Honestly checking your boobies may not fall into the comfort-zone of many. So I believe it’s helpful to hear and see the experience of others-real people.
Do You Check Your Boobies?
Do you perform a self-check of your boobies monthly? Are you of age to have a mammogram. If so, have you?
Source: Olena Rosanne