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Add This to Today’s To-do List

I know it’s about 2 weeks too early for Breast Cancer awareness month.  But…here’s a little question for you Mommas (those of you over 35 anyway)?  When was your last mammogram?  Can’t remember?  Then go right now and add “Schedule my mammogram” on today’s to-do list!   Done?  Fabulous.

Now go read this.  Happy Monday!

**And no, nothing is going on.  I just finally remembered that I was waaaaaay past due for mine.  I scheduled and had my appointment a few weeks ago.  All is good.  But, I thought that if I needed a reminder one of you might also!

Personality Children’s Clothes Shipping Update-Fall 2015

SHIPPING
Just a little PCC Housekeeping Note:

The Fall gets quite busy at PersonaliTy Children’s Clothes.  I’d love to create a special jon jon or jumper just for your child’s holiday.  Currently the shop turn around time is 7-10 business days.  USPS Priority Mail takes an additional 2-3 days to arrive.  I’m always happy to help you out with EXPRESS orders if I can. *  Here are a few dates to keep in mind if you want to use Priority $5 shipping.

Last Day to Order for Halloween Delivery:  October 13

Last Day to Order for Thanksgiving Delivery:  November 6

Last Day to Order for Christmas Delivery:  December 7

*EXPRESS shipping starts at $25.

Baby Running Steps

'Project 365, Day 16: Tools of the trade' photo (c) 2008, Melinda - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

As part of my attempt to be DELIBERATE , I’ve decided to move my body while the kids are at swim practice.  I’ve decided  (notice the “have decided” = an on-purpose, deliberate decision) to try Couch to 5K.  Again.  I tried once about 2 years ago.  That attempt ended after 4 weeks with a sprained ligament or something that was horribly painful. I tried again about 1 year ago. That ended after 3 weeks with pneumonia. So, here we go…Attempt 3. I finished week 1 yesterday. We’ll see…

Running in silence is tough. Right now, I stocked my playlist with Toby Mac and Mandesa. I need some more great moving music. What do you recommend?

6 Things I wish I’d known (or I’m glad I knew) before my mammogram

****Hey Ya’ll.  Just a little disclaimer:  First, this has nothing to do with children’s clothes, but as women, there are just some things I think we should share information about.  I’m not a medical professional or such.  I’m basically just sharing my experience so that it may comfort you or a friend before their mammogram.

I had a mammogram today.  Nothing crazy is going on, but my obgyn said I needed a baseline screening at my recent check-up.  Here’s what I wish I’d known, or that I’m glad someone told me, before today:

1.  Some recommendations suggest that women have baseline mammograms at age 35.  I always thought it was 40, so my doctor really surprised me when he suggested I get a mammogram.  (I’m only 35 29.)

2.  The machine is this tall thing with a platform.  You stand up, they line you up and smoosh.  Why is it important to know you’re standing up?  Well, I wear dresses and skirts pretty much all the time.  Thankfully, I was in a blouse and skirt today and I only had to remove my top layer.  So…no dresses.

3.  No deodorant, powders, etc.  Thankfully, a friend mentioned this to me last night at church.  Apparently these can cause false reads.

4.  It really doesn’t hurt.  Really.  I promise.  It is uncomfortable, but for like 3 seconds.  Honestly, it was easier than an x-ray at the dentist with those crazy films they put in your mouth that almost gag you.  For the record, I did take a preemptive Advil dose.

5.  Your mammogram tech is not a radiologist, so she can’t give you any diagnostic info.  That said, Lisa (my friendly mammogram tech this morning) was full of information that I did need.  She told me when and how I would hear from the doctor’s office.  She also told me:

6.  “Don’t panic if you get called to come in for more views.”  Apparently, “re-dos” are quite common, mainly to establish that the baseline is all clear.  Good to know.

So, that’s it.  That’s what I’m glad I knew (or wish I’d known) before this morning.  Is there something you could add to the list?

6 Things I wish I’d known (or I’m glad I knew) before my mammogram

****Hey Ya’ll.  Just a little disclaimer:  I’m not a medical professional or such.  I’m basically just sharing my experience so that it may comfort you or a friend before their mammogram.


I had a mammogram today.  Nothing crazy is going on, but my obgyn said I needed a baseline screening at my recent check-up.  Here’s what I wish I’d known, or that I’m glad someone told me, before today:

1.  Some recommendations suggest that women have baseline mammograms at age 35.  I always thought it was 40, so my doctor really surprised me when he suggested I get a mammogram.  (I’m only 35 29.)

2.  The machine is this tall thing with a platform.  You stand up, they line you up and smoosh.  Why is it important to know you’re standing up?  Well, I wear dresses and skirts pretty much all the time.  Thankfully, I was in a blouse and skirt today and I only had to remove my top layer.  So…no dresses.

3.  No deodorant, powders, etc.  Thankfully, a friend mentioned this to me last night at church.  Apparently these can cause false reads.

4.  It really doesn’t hurt.  Really.  I promise.  It is uncomfortable, but for like 3 seconds.  Honestly, it was easier than an x-ray at the dentist with those crazy films they put in your mouth that almost gag you.  For the record, I did take a preemptive Advil dose.

5.  Your mammogram tech is not a radiologist, so she can’t give you any diagnostic info.  That said, Lisa (my friendly mammogram tech this morning) was full of information that I did need.  She told me when and how I would hear from the doctor’s office.  She also told me:

6.  “Don’t panic if you get called to come in for more views.”  Apparently, “re-dos” are quite common, mainly to establish that the baseline is all clear.  Good to know.

So, that’s it.  That’s what I’m glad I knew (or wish I’d known) before this morning.  Is there something you could add to the list?