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.