Sooo…. Although last Wednesday’s post seems to have gone over like the proverbial lead balloon, I thought I’d give this a couple more weeks and see how it goes….
On Monday, we talked about June being Men’s Health Month and discussed the importance of preventive screenings. These preventive screenings aren’t just for men, though. We can all benefit from knowing what’s going on with our bodies.
Remember – knowledge is power. Power to make informed decisions about our healthcare, power to get early treatment if there’s a problem – in short, power to take control of our wellness.
With that in mind, let’s ask ourselves today:
I know many of us can’t get, or are not comfortable going in for, routine preventive screenings right now, but it doesn’t hurt to go ahead and be thinking about what we’re going to need when things open back up more. Some places are making appointments for the future now.
My doctor recommended that I have my bone density scan at my Wellness appointment when I went for my annual check-up in March. It was right after we became aware of COVID-19, so I asked if she could do my referral for the Fall. She did, and I already have my appointment for September.
You may be able to request a future appointment as well. It certainly doesn’t hurt to call your doctor and ask.
One of the resources I listed in Monday’s posts, https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/pdfs/GetItChecked.pdf, has a checklist for both men and women that you can use to see what preventive screenings may be recommended for you.
How do you feel about preventive screenings? Do you have any screenings due? If you’re comfortable doing so, please share!