Monday, January 5, 2009

I did another first today...

I went in and had my mamm's gram'd... LOL

No, really this is no joking matter if you have them get squeezed, squished, and squashed it is so worth it... It really was not all that bad I mean really it was easy and I did not feel a lot of pain like I thought I would (or so I had been told)... It really was miner pressure is all...

At 35 they say you should get your first one a base line and then if nothing come back at 40 and have one once a year...

The lady I had was awesome, I only hope that everyone gets someone like her... She was a sweetheart and she walked me through everything and told me just what she wanted of me and what she was going to do and why... Then she asked me if I wanted to see the screen and she pointed out the nipple and the blood vessels and such it really was quite awesome... She also gave me a new self breast exam card; did you know that there is a new method to check your breast? I did not, instead of going circular you go up and down like as if you are mowing the lawn in those prefect rows and you just walk your two fingers down the breast... She also told me to go two inches below the breast because, you have breast tissues their as well and up to the clavicle and all the way thorough the armpit (knew the armpit but not the other two)... Good to know!

I have a few friends that have had and have breast cancer and this makes me think we all need to do this...


{{{{HUGZ}}}} reflections:0)

4 comments:

Linda M. said...

Good for you, Flexie!!

My patients always liked me when I did their mammograms. There is a person attached to those boobs, you know?

Hugs,

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Thanks for the encouragement! AND tips!!!

I havent had one yet...tho when the day comes, I wont dread it as much...maybe. *LOL*

Nancy Maxwell James said...

thanks for the reminder. Since I do not health insurance this is not a priorty and it should be!

Suzanne said...

Congrats! Your mamms will thank you later! I have a family history and have been getting them since I turned 30. This year I got a call back.... After my dr told me I was probably over-reacting by getting one EVERY year! I WILL be switching drs this time!