March 05, 2017
I’ve seen my dentist twice a year decade after decade. I like my dentist a lot, but that doesn’t mean I like seeing him. But I do like to eat, so saving my teeth is a priority.
I’m also good about my annual medical check ups. I had good insurance while I was working that has continued into my retirement, now supplemented by Medicare. I’ve been in the excellent hands of my primary care physicians over the years. And my dermatologist.
I dread colonoscopies, but I get them. And I get an annual mammogram. My good health is some combination of genes, responsible eating and exercise, and I don’t take it for granted.
So when I read that some people are recommending no further mammograms or colonoscopies after age 75, my first thought was “Wait! I’m not done yet!”
You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.