Thursday, November 5, 2009
Squishy Squish! Get Checked!
A couple of months back, I had my first mammogram! I know, right? EEEEEEEEEEKKK!
It actually was not bad.
No, I'm not kidding, but let me say that I have a high pain threshold. (Two C-sections with two epidurals done wrong and having to be re-done on both pregnancies and I had better have a high threshold!)
I went to a really terrific place with a beautiful facility. Everything was completely clean, neat, and orderly. I was in and out in less than 45 minutes.
They take...let me remember.... was it 2 or 3 shots per breast? Dang, I cannot remember. I remember the up & down pancake squish (see above picture). That one was not bad at all on either side. I am pretty sure they took a vertical squish as well; those were fine too. The only one that gave me discomfort was an angular one. They kind-of come at you with the machine at an angle. The left shot was fine, the right? Hurt like a %$%$*% but it was only 5 seconds at most. If you can breathe deeply and tolerate discomfort for 5 seconds at a pop, you will do just fine.
I got the all-clear a few weeks ago!
Ladies, check the tatas! Save the tatas!