Today I did something I have NEVER done before. According to who you talk to, I'm long overdue too.
I went and had the dreaded mammogram.
Can I just say "OUCH!"
All yesterday, last night and this morning I had been worried about it. My hubby thought I was funny. "Mich, you have had two babies and been to the doctor over and over again for you know what, how hard can this be?"
Of course he is right. However there is just something about the unknown that scares me to death sometimes. Count it up to the "worry wort" gene that I inherited from both my dear grandmas and I can worry a situation to death. Not to mention that when people hear what you are about to do, they all have a "horror" story to share. Then when I walk into radiology and see a cute, young man sitting there behind the desk in scrubs, I'm thinking; "Lord, what a cruel joke..."
But actually, I was saved by a mother of one of Jordan's friend. So in the end it turned out just fine, 'cause we talked about one of the things I can jabber all day long about... my kids. Mammogram forgotten... well truthfully there is no way you can forget about the discomfort of having your breasts squeezed beyond reason. But her cheerful conversation did help me relax and forget my embarrassment about baring all for the camera, while grimacing.
In the end, I am glad I went. However, it is just one more sign that I am getting older, I guess.
So friends, have you had your mammogram this year? If you haven't ever had one before, don't worry, I don't have a "horror" story to share. I will not lie, I was smashed and squeezed like no body's business, but in the end, it really wasn't that bad. In fact I am pretty proud of myself. My family totally gets this statement for they know how much I dread and fear anything medical...
I was a "big" girl today, Mama. My Grandmas would be so proud. :)
(Of course I am not even going to start worrying about the results... Nope, not even going there.)
So what did you do on your Wednesday? Hope you are having a beautiful day!