So. Guess who turned 41 this year, and finally scheduled a good ol’ mammogram to ring in her birthday? This is not my first ride on the mammo-train. I found a lump when I was in my 20’s, and had two mammograms about three years apart before 30. (Sorry if that is too much info, but that’s about as graphic as it will get, probably.) For anyone who has had a mammogram in your 20’s, you know that they tell you that your tissue is still dense, therefore they cannot see as well if you were say….41. At the time that did not particularly put my nervous-nelly spirit at ease. So, years have gone by and the lump has continued to keep residence, but not do much of anything. Praise God. But the time had rolled around to start doing this on a regular basis.
I must say, technology has changed quite a bit over the years, and the boob-crushing stories of the 90’s (they were true, believe them!!!) are a thing of the past. My technician was very sweet, worked quickly, and you could tell she did this 40 hours a week. She was good.
|They left me in the changing area too long, I snapped a few pic’s to send to the hubs to let him know I was in complete control of my faculties.|
|I don’t care when you tie a robe, they are not flattering to the mid-section.|
|I almost forgot, this is a “What I Wore”, riding boots, skinny jeans, and a black top that you cannot see since I am lounging around in the spa-robe.|
At the end of the appointment I was sent on my way with a handful of materials to review and learn more about why early detection is so important. I’m not going to preach to you, tell you to go get a soft robe and visit the squeezie-machine NOW. To tell you that it went really quick, and I was able to walk away with a little peace of mind, is all that I will say today. And that I am glad I did it. And the clinic was really pretty. That’s all I am going to say, I don’t want to tell you what you should do, did I mention the robes are really soft?