I Felt Safe and Secure During My Appointment From Start to Finish.
Friday, June 12, 2020
I know many of you are afraid to walk into a hospital at this time, so I want to share my story.
I just left Brockton Hospital for my annual mammogram. They took my temperature as soon as I arrived, everyone was wearing a mask, the waiting area has been redesigned to allow social distancing, a plexiglass shield is on the reception desk, and sanitizer is everywhere. They even have a comfy disposable pad to place on the machine. This pad offers extra comfort and peace of mind for cleanliness, as you are able to watch your technician unwrap the pad and place it on the machine.
When COVID-19 interrupted our lives in March, one of my first thoughts was, "I hope I can still have my mammogram in June." My mom died of breast cancer on June 1, 2014. My sisters and I promised never to skip or postpone our annual mammograms. I promise you, I felt safe and secure during my appointment from start to finish.
Please don't skip your mammograms this summer. Share your concerns with your healthcare provider and give them the chance to put your mind at ease. I believe in you. I know you can do this.