Today was a medical 'take care of me' day. In the morning I had an appointment for my yearly mammogram at the Women's Center of a nearby hospital. After that I walked up a couple of floors in the same building to my OB/GYN's office and took care of that annual visit, too.
These appointments aren't my favorite activities, but they're not a big deal. Things have certainly improved over the years. The mammography room now has a private dressing area attached to it. There's no more changing into a hospital gown in a dressing room down the hall, then waiting in a chair outside the screening area for your name to be called.
The doctor's office has also done their part to make things more comfortable by changing from paper to cloth covers in the exam room. After the nurse took my blood pressure today she handed me a neatly-folded cape and throw to put on before the doctor arrived. The cape overlapped in the front and had a button at the top to hold it closed. The throw was long enough to wrap around the lower part of my body. That made waiting for the doctor much more comfortable!
Five years ago today: ....gnitseretnI