Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My First (and last?) Mammogram

Have you ever had a mammogram?

A mammogram is like a right of passage into middle age, right? Well today was my first one. What else do I have to look forward to.

I gotta say: THAT SUCKED!

Basically, the technician twisted me into the shape of a pretzel and then tried to flatten my boobs into a pancakes one at a time, so she could take a pictures. Ouch! I told the technician that it was painful through gritted teeth and white knuckles. She responded with, “really?”

When it was over, I told her I was traumatized.

And I thought I had been through enough with all of the fertility testing I've endured.

When I told Nadia about it she said that she never found them to be painful, but she has a high threshold for pain.

I don't want to do that again.


Co said...

I've heard similar things about mammograms. Ouch.

oneofhismoms said...

I had my first one last year. I must have had a good tech because it wasn't as bad as I expected. It was no tenaculum, that's for sure. I have one scheduled for next week. I can't even fathom putting my boobs anywhere near that thing in their current state!

Anonymous said...

I hear you. To help you put things in perspective, try having 38HH boobs and having it done. When I complained, the technician said "have you considered a reduction?". How rude.... We love 'the girls'.


EggDropBlogger said...

38HH? That sounds like that would really hurt!

Thanks for sharing, Sis