Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Get your mammogram, Ladies
There is probably no other woman on the face of the earth that dislikes having a mammogram more than I do. If you have ever had a mammogram, you know what I mean.
But let's be honest, it sure beats the possible alternative.
I have a friend that I've known since the third grade. She still lives back in my hometown of Pensacola, Florida. A number of years ago, she had a mammogram. They found a tiny spot that even she couldn't see when they pointed it out to her. She had the very beginning of breast cancer. . . and because of a mammogram, they caught it in time. She didn't have to have a mastectomy. She was treated and is still walking around, healthy, today.
So today I went for my brief time of torture. . . the technician that performed the "procedure" told me at the end, "Since you seem to be more sensitive to this than most people, it would be a good idea for you to cut out all caffeine for a week prior to having a mammogram."
Okay, she was a sweet young thing, younger than my own children, so I didn't have the heart to scream at her, "NO ONE WILL DENY ME MY COFFEE FOR A WHOLE WEEK!!!!!" I just said, "Okay!"
Then I was off to get back to my life. I have a lot to live for. And it is a whole year before I have to go through this again!