Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Public Service Announcement --- Day 2/241

Walk: CPMC, Mindful Body
Distance: 2 miles and teach yoga class

Remember when you were young and 'get your check ups' meant getting to the dentist once a year?  Good advice and now that we are more than A.A. Milnes' 6, still good advice.

Unlike many kids, I wasn't anxious about going for my annual dental check up.  But I admit to being you know, like terrified to walk in for some of the adult ones.  Case in point, today.  Another 'suspicious' spot which could signal melanoma of which, yes, I have a family history.

The good news is/was 'nothing cancerous,' leading to the essentially euphoric news that, Yay!  Another day of good health.  The gift of it all is very close at these moments.

There will be other things to check out.  Other days, weeks of anxiety (read terror). And the lesson is always that same old childhood advice:  Get your check ups.

Love, Dr. CIWT

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