So, as a continuation of my last post on the merits of staying in touch with your health, today is that wonderful day we (older) women look forward to each year. You know, the one where you voluntarily walk into a room that emits radiation and passively stand there while some woman (with a sadistic look in her eye and an evil grin) sweetly tells you to bare it all and walk up and lay your boob on a cold plate. She then applies pressure to a footplate, (still grinning) and lowers another cold plate on top of your boob and begins to, for lack of a better term, smoosh your breast until it resembles a pancake. At the same time, Cruella tells you to "stand a little sideways, put your arm up here, bend back a little and don't move". Uh huh.
She then leaves the room so you are the only one who gets to reap the benefits of radiation exposure and leaves you standing there while you hear the machine you are hopelessly pinned to humming happily along. If you are the least bit claustrophobic like me, trust me, this experience is delightful.
And the best part is, you get to do it on the other side too!! Woo-hoo!!
Ok, I'm just funnin with ya. Seriously, while only slightly uncomfortable, it takes less than 5 minutes and it's the absolute best way (along with feeling yourself up) to protect yourself against breast cancer. So DON'T PUT IT OFF!! Make the damned appointment, get it done and take care of yourself!!