Mamo’s

Today was my scheduled mamogram. And I am happy to say I endured this procedure well and better than the previous one six months ago when I nearly fainted, — embarrassment — and had to be seated to continue the snapshots of ”the ladies”. 

My first thoughts this morning weren’t exactly happy thoughts. My thoughts were nearer to those of avoidance & going back to bed, pulling the covers up over my head and stay put!

But, like the trooper I am, I kicked it into high gear, drove the dozen miles into Lubbock, parked the car and walked inside the Breast Imaging Center even if with each mile I was thinking “Right, last time, old girl you had a major issue with remaining on your feet; you’re really glutten for punishment aren’t you”

So, I’m a bit of a chicken. A real feather weight when it comes to being put into a vice-grip contraption.

Surprise. Texas is better at this ‘stuff’ than I thought. Not only was it around a 2 on the 1-10 —ouch–pain scale it was more like a plesant chat with the Mamo-Tech over a cup of tea (factor in modesty) at a topless bar. Even the gown was a spiffy three armhole swanky thing. I got a kick out of figuring out how to put it on. Reminded me of a straightjacket, not that I’ve ever actually see one up close.

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If you’re considering putting off having the “Ladies” checked out please don’t, it isn’t as bad as it use to be.  Honest.

(2/11/2014 https://marylouisewehunt.wordpress.com)

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