The way I see it, life is really about making a few good decisions at the right time. For me I will say my job change was a very important decision made. I took a significant pay cut and loss of title in doing so. I was mocked by many around me. I was even counter offered but in my heart I felt what I was doing was right. In the end, I achieved so much more, a higher title and worlds more money. It allowed me to live the professional life I always thought I wanted. It also allowed me to open my mind up to other aspects of my life, the possibility of having a family.
Changing course in my life and having the girls was a huge decision for me which may be the greatest one I have ever or will ever make. My girls are my world! There is no title available that could fill my life as much as seeing my girls grow and learn.
I had to go to the dentist the other day. It was the first place where I have had to announce my recent surgery. As I sat down, the hygienist asked cheerfully, “any medical changes since last visit?” Oh sure!
She had just turned 40. I know that because the rest of the appointment we talked about boobs. She was very interested in my story . What I found interesting is the fact that she also had a friend with breast cancer and a script for a mammogram yet had not made an appointment. She told me that her doctor had ordered it as a baseline when she had her appointment a few months ago and had just not gotten around to making the mammo appointment. Did I think it was really that important? My eyes must have done something because she sat back allowing me to sit up to answer. I had my first mammo in my early 20’s. Do I think it is important…ugh hell yes!
Decisions, what to eat, wear, is getting a mammogram today really that important?
Having a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy I am sure will turn out to be at the top of my good decisions list. With the pathology results, I don’t even need to list why.
I almost want to call my dentist office to see if she has made her appointment yet. Had my mother gone earlier? But you can’t go back you can only look at all of the information at hand and make what you hope will be the right decision, one that 20 years down the road makes that list, the list of the few great decisions I made in my life.