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Mammo'd & slammo'd 2

Saturday, June 29, 2013



Oh boy! I have had many, many mammograms over the last 2 years. Yesterday was the most uncomfortable I have ever been. I did all the things my doctor recommends: Schedule your mammogram within 5 days of finishing your cycle & take a some Iboprofen, Motrin, or Advil 1 hour before your scheduled appointment time -- generally, it works like a charm but I think I just had an overzealous mammo tech. Don't get me wrong, she was so very sweet & kind & I know she was just doing her job, but man oh man!!

Most of the techs will let you tell them when the machine is tight enough to be uncomfortable & she did this, but just as she would run to hit the "go" button, she'd crank the machine just a little tighter. Yowza!!! She kept saying "don't breathe!!" No worries honey, I wasn't breathing anyway because I think my lung was up in there, too. emoticon

This is the most sore I've been even after all the mammograms I've had. But, in the scheme of things, it was all worth it when the radiologist came to tell me I have the "ALL CLEAR!!" emoticon I wasn't really expecting any surprises because my blood work came back clear 2 months ago, but it's nice to to hear that you're good to go for another 6 months. I am fortunate that as a survivor, I get the results right away. Yay!!

So, I'm gonna strap "the girls" in tight this morning & go to the gym. Might not do a lot of jumping today. emoticon

I'll diligently go back in December for my next mammogram. It's all about saving the Masterpieces, right? emoticon



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon
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CINDYAST 7/1/2013 6:58PM

    I've had the same tech for that past few mamos I've had and she ALWAYS says "How's that?" I squeak out, "okay", then she goes ahead and cranks it down a few notches! OUCH! I totally understand! So glad to hear though that you got the all clear! Fluff those puppies up and enjoy your exercise! lol!

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ANHELIC 6/30/2013 12:30AM

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BIGPAWSUP 6/30/2013 12:27AM

    Congratulations!!! Woo Hoo!

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JAMER123 6/29/2013 8:55PM

    emoticon report! Too bad you had a tech that took a little more advantage of you and your position:)
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MATTEROFHEART 6/29/2013 7:32PM

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So happy for the good report!

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GODS_TEMPLE 6/29/2013 4:47PM

    The last time I had my Mammo, they had started something new. They put both 'girls' up there together to take a picture of the middle...That one was very uncomfortable!

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KARENLEIGH32 6/29/2013 3:50PM

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DAISYGIRLM2 6/29/2013 12:12PM

    Being a woman - a HEALTHY woman can be painful sometimes emoticon

I love your humor emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 6/29/2013 11:46AM

    emoticon for taking care of yourself!

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FELINEBETTER 6/29/2013 11:08AM

    Atta Girl, Nilla! Another one of those things that everyone dreads but must be done for our own best interests! emoticon

On another note - a little voice in the back of my head keeps asking why they haven't come up with something a little less barbaric than this! I don't see men going to have this same sort of "examination" testicular cancer! emoticon

I'm just saying....

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TDEMAIO2 6/29/2013 9:50AM

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HOLLYM48 6/29/2013 9:18AM

    As a former mammo tech and a pt who has had many, I know what you mean. It is all worth it in the long run but you are right about when they say don't breathe, you couldn't even if you wanted to!
Glad your results were all good! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/29/2013 8:32AM

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I'm sooooo happy to hear your news!!!

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JOANNEO5 6/29/2013 8:31AM

    Happy to hear that all is well. Enjoy your weekend.

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NANCYTUNBERG64 6/29/2013 8:18AM

    So glad all is good. I have one scheduled next week. Will have to hope she is kind to my and mine.

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RANGERFX 6/29/2013 8:00AM

    Sorry about the "girl". But glad that everything came out emoticon !

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