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A funny thing happened on the way to...

Friday, September 30, 2011

... my mammogram appointment today.

I decided to walk because the weather was perfect for a brisk walk. I left extra early so that I could get in at least 30 minutes of walking on the way to the clinic. I arrived about 8 minutes early and thought I was golden. Upon my check-in attempt I was told that the clinic no longer does mammograms... What's this you say?

"Nope, sorry. All mammograms are now done at the hospital."

And, I'd walked to the clinic. So...

I grabbed the cell and phoned the hospital. Asked if I should even bother with the run home to get my vehicle so I could drive the five miles to the hospital, or if I should reschedule...

"No problem, Mary. Come on out."

So, I ran, RAN, all the way home. And, sweaty mess that I was, jumped in my rig and drove to the hospital, leaving my driver's license and purse at home. Fortunately, though, my insurance card and my bank card were in my fanny pack and I did have those with me. I arrived 20 minutes late. Apologized all over myself a couple hundred times, went through the registration process and all the rest. Twenty minutes later, I was on my way out the door.

I got in some good cardio, what with my terror-stricken response to being late (which I really hate!) and all the walking and RUNNING (which I am also not too fond of).

So, how did it happen that I didn't know where to go for my mammo? Well, there's a brand-spanking-new hospital in town. My clinic was recently merged with Essentia Health, and another clinic was recently bought out by Sanford Health. With all the acquisitions and the new hospital, apparently there has been a conservation of resources, perhaps to save money? To reduce costs to patients? Yeah. THAT'S the ticket! Lol!

Whatever the case, I now know where to go for a mammogram now. Too bad I won't be living here when I need to get my next one!
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  • GONE2018
    Good for you to think of walking in the first place! And even better to have run home!
    2452 days ago
  • NMMAMA2011
    I am so glad you had your mammo, no matter how hard it was to get it. Now that you are a runner, we can train for that virtual race together! emoticon
    2452 days ago
    "With all the acquisitions and the new hospital, apparently there has been a conservation of resources, perhaps to save money? To reduce costs to patients? Yeah. THAT'S the ticket! Lol! "
    * :D

    ive had those days. they're far easier to look at and laugh at in hindsight.
    2453 days ago
  • DR1939
    I'm thinking about "no deodorant before a mammogram." emoticon I would have been dripping on the x-ray plate! Good for you for following through.
    2454 days ago
  • BEFIT018

    But you ran for a good cause-SAVE THE TATAS!

    Have a wonderful day!
    2454 days ago
    Good for you to do the mammogram - "they" tried to give you all kinds of excuses not to -
    2454 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    SAVE THE TATAS! emoticon

    Great way to get your cardio in today! emoticon
    2454 days ago
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    I was getting an adrenaline rush just reading this!
    You're so cute!
    2454 days ago
    You realize that you didn't just run, you RAN! That's a sign that all of your cardio has been building a kind of endurance that is still largely hypothetical for me. I'm so proud of you, Darlin'!
    2454 days ago
    Oh no! Well at least exercise was off your to-do list early in the day!
    2454 days ago
    You know what this reminds me of? Back when we first met, you talked about how you just wanted to be able to run and run and run, and even if it was panic-induced (I totally get you on being late!!! I hate that too), YOU DID IT! :D
    2454 days ago
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