Mammograms save lives

I heartily support women’s health.

Therefore, when it came time for me to go to my mammogram, I showed up early and ready to go.

My technician was all of 4’11”.

I am 5’8” tall.

I heard her through the door with the woman getting a mammogram before me.

Picture 1, perfect.

Picture 2, fine.

Picture 3, done.

Picture 4, complete.

Therefore I was optimistic that it would be a breeze when it was my turn.

I was wrong.

Apparently, I have “uncooperative” breasts.

She kept telling me my posture was TOO GOOD.

I need BAD posture for imaging.

She told me to RELAX!

How to relax when your breast is in a vice is beyond me, but apparently I do it poorly.

In the end, it only took an extra 10 minutes but it was 10 minutes of torture as far as I’m concerned.

Let me tell you this – if testing for prostate/testicular cancer was as uncomfortable as a mammogram, you can be sure men would invent a gentler method to find it.

In my estimation, women are better at pain management than men are.

We women are WARRIORS!

A mammogram is the leading breast cancer screening test for most women.

If you’re over 40, talk to your doctor about getting screened.

Mammograms save lives.

If I can do it, so can you.

5 thoughts on “Mammograms save lives

  1. Monday I go in for a physical. Am betting I get scheduled for a mammogram. Hoping it is as nice as the last one ages back. The results anyway. Had to laugh when the tech said as she gazed at the images on the screen, ‘Those are perfect!’ Pretty sure it was the image she was talking about!

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