I had it written on my calendar as a reminder. The script has been sitting on my desk since December. But in true ADD fashion, I kept putting off the appointment.
A good friend had hers done recently and emailed me that there were some concerns. That kicked me into gear, so I called up to make my appointment. They had an opening that day.
The lady who greeted me was easy going, with a face softened by a sweet smile. I got the orders and froze:
Now I have a problem. You see, I am not an audio learner. When people talk too fast or throw too many directions at me, I get lost. It’s like swimming in a pool of words that I can’t make out.
Normally, in the old days when I was still very insecure about my challenges, not knowing there was a name to them, I would have nodded, and then blundered my way through the whole thing.
But yesterday was different. I simply said, “Do you mind repeating that? That was a whole lot for me to take in!”
And she did.
Now…if YOU are procrastinating about getting your mammogram done:
1. Stop what you are doing.
2. Call your OB/GYN or family doc.
3. Ask for a prescription to get your annual mammogram.
4. Write it on your calendar/planner…whatever you use to keep track of your day. I’ll wait. Ok, good. More than good- good for you!
5. Post here to let us know when your appointment is. Let’s see how many posts we can get. Because I’m officially calling today:
ADD Mammogram Day!