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Mammogram today!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I can get off work an hour early for my mammogram...I can hardly wait!!!!

I thought I had one last year but when I checked it has been 3 years so off I go...just hope I don't have to have compression views like one year. It was only a shadow but they wanted to make sure and so I am glad that's all it was...but the compression was unbelievable...how can they make a boob so flat (paper thin!!!!)....

I expect a good result as I have never had a problem in the past.....

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GAILRUU 11/12/2010 9:11AM

    I have one every year because both my sisters and my mother have had breast cancer. It is well worth the trouble and the discomfort is really not all that bad.

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VETMED 11/12/2010 8:30AM

  Better safe than sorry!

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ZINNER44 11/12/2010 8:05AM

    Good for you. Found a lump 3 years ago. Tracked it for 2 yrs. with mammogram every 6 months. Everything OK, back to yearly exam.

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Suggestion for making habit of brushing twice a day????

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I think I will put my toothbrush on my pillow in the morrning after I brush my teeth in the morning and I will have no excuse if I try to go to bed without brushing my teeth....what do you think of that idea? emoticon

I am addressing a few people who have said great idea but....

If you have an electric toothbrush and are afraid you will lose your charge: Put a tube of toothpaste on your pillow.

If you sleep various hours and don't want to put anything on your pillow: Put a tube of toothpaste or toothbrush on top of your alarm clock....(how many times a day do you look at your clock?)...if you are like me you probably look at your alarm clock a dozen times a day...at least!!!! emoticon

  
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CATLADY52 11/12/2010 4:39PM

    I think it might work. Another idea is to make it a goal on SparkPeople. You can keep track of on a daily basis and it does become a habit after awhile. It worked for me. emoticon

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MARITAK 11/12/2010 8:31AM

  I guess it was just an excuse:) I have millions of those!! BUT...thanks to your blog I did brush twice yesterday. Thank you.

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TEDDYTEDDY 11/12/2010 7:24AM

    I, too, have an electric toothbrush but the charge lasts two days (I know from taking it on vacation). So charging it overnight will be enough to keep it charged. Nice try, MARITAK!!! emoticon

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MARITAK 11/11/2010 9:52PM

  Let me know if it works, I don't think it would for me since I use an electric toothbrush.

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BLOOM49 11/11/2010 9:34PM

    Ah, so I'm not the only one who doesn't brush twice a day...LOL. And what about flossing? I hate flossing. Maybe if they gave us Spark Points for it.

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DJ4HEALTH 11/11/2010 8:45PM

    Great idea!! emoticon

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CHAKA1709 11/11/2010 8:31PM

    That is a good idea I've never thought of that. But I couldn't do it because I am in bed during the day. I added brush 2x a day to other goals so that way I can get some sparkpoints and know how consistent I am brushing.
Good luck.

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Brushing twice a day...I think I need to change my habits....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yesterday was day one of trying to bursh twice a day...and I didn't do it...only once in the morning....

This is quite a challenge to start a new habit. Perhaps I need to change my bedtime routine a bit to make sure I do this.

Any suggestions would be welcome....

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MARITAK 11/11/2010 8:57AM

  I too was going to try again starting yesterday, and failed to do so. I just forgot. When you find the secret please let me know. emoticon

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Brushing teeth....TWICE a DAY!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I was told by the periodontist's office to brush my teeth twice a day....I have tried but it is totally foreign to my habits. I think once a day and flossing is great....however, I have had gum disease, two root canals and two bridges. I also read about the recommendation to brush twice a day on SparkPeople. There was a study of people who brush twice a day versus once a day and they once a day brushers had a higher rate of cardiac disease. (And that runs in my family, also.)....so

trying to establish the new habit of brushing teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day is my new self-improvement project.... emoticon

  
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ANNROBERTS54 11/11/2010 7:14AM

    I have always brushed twice a day, but even so I have lots of dental issues. STill I like the cleaner taste of my mouth right after brushing so I do it. I can't imagine how much dental problems I would have if I wasn't as fastidious about the care I do. I love my portable waterpic and my electric toothbrush

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CATLADY52 11/10/2010 6:08PM

    Good for you. I know that my brushing habits are poor, but I'm better than a year ago. emoticon

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PATRICIA441 11/10/2010 4:27PM

  I try and brush my teeth after every meal. I also use minty toothpaste and if I am really tempted to eat something I shouldn't I brush my teeth with the minty toothpaste. Taste good and my teeth are happy. A win win situation!!!

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MARITAK 11/10/2010 8:55AM

  Good luck with the 2 times a day, I have tried and failed many times trying to achieve that goal!

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HOPE2BE 11/10/2010 8:09AM

    I have never flossed but I usually brush after every meal if I can. That includes snacks too. I find I don't want to eat as much because I don't want to get my teeth dirty. It's a great innovator to keep from snacking too much.

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MSLZZY 11/10/2010 7:47AM

    A good habit, that's for sure! By tomorrow afternoon, I'll get to brush dentures instead LOL!

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Went swimming again...feeling better....

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

My feet felt much better yesterday. My tennis shoes apparently were worn out and I wore a different pair that are almost new. Wow....I had no idea those other shoes were so bad. I think they stretched out and were not giving much support. I was able to slip them off my feet at the gym without untying them....the shoes I wore yesterday felt a bit uncomfortable until I got the ties adjusted properly. The mistake I made with the other pair was wearijng them every day. I have at least two pair of shoes that I can switch off with and that should make them last longer. I probably wore the other pair 6 months or more.

Thank goodness one of my aches and pains was easy to fix.....

I made an eye doctor appointment Dec 6th and probably will need a new prescription for my glasses for driving. I will also ask about the strength for readers as it seems I am sitting closer to the computer lately.

I think I can tackle one problem at a time. Next is having my ortho doctor check out my back and neck which have been chronically sore for at least 2 weeks now. Getting back to swimming is helping that a bit but I might need some PT or some suggested exercises for that.
Overall, I am feeling much better than over the weekend. emoticon

  
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HOPE2BE 11/9/2010 7:48AM

    I'm so glad to hear you're getting along better now. My DD's have the same problem with their shoes. Mine are all worn down from walking on the streets. That's worse on them than the treadmill. LOL

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MSLZZY 11/9/2010 6:34AM

    So glad things are improving! HUGS!

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