Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This is the End

This beautiful tray is a gift from Mac.  He bought it for me last week to reward me for going to get my mammogram.  It turned out fine, but I swear I'm not going to do it any more.  I think it's fitting that the tray has lemons and olives, two things that get squished flat, just like me.  My daughter says it's not so bad and I've heard other say that too, but it's not true for me.  It's horrible and hurts worse than I can say.  They say hold your breath and I have too, otherwise I'd scream. So I'm through, no more.

19 comments:

  1. Always remember that the alternative is worse - and let's face it, it is soon over.

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  2. Its a lovely tray - you can always check yourself out if you decide not to go again.

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  3. Not my favorite doctor visit, for sure -- and I never get a reward either! Beautiful tray!

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  4. A lovely tray! I laughed at the analogy :) xx K

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  5. Thank god that mammogram turned out fine.. last year I did, and they got something.. the doctor asked me to for a sonogram ...I got a date for sonogram after 4-5 days.. it turned out fine.. but those 4-5 days was a real ordeal.. stay healthy.. XOXO

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  6. The tray is beautiful.
    My Mum always finds mammograms painful. I had my last one in November; the most painful thing for me was the awkward position that it's necessary to stand in. It played havoc with my back, knees and hips, and I was gritting my teeth, but as I have 2 aunts, a sister in law, a cousin and a blog friend who have all had breast cancer, I will go the next time I am called for one.

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  7. Thanks a lot Janet.. big hug..

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  8. I think there's an age where you aren't expected to get them any more. I think I've reached that point since none of my close female relatives ever had breast cancer, including my 87 y/o mother who is going strong still.

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  9. Perhaps you could try a different place to get it done, I have it done and it hurt a lot and other times, not as much...depending on who was placing me between the glass.

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  10. Maybe if you talked to them they could do an ultrasound or something instead. Pretty tray and thoughtful husband!

    Cindy

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  11. Such a pretty tray! A necessary "evil" with the mammogram. I try to "grin and bear it"

    betty

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  12. It sounds as you had quite a traumatic time. I remember once when I went it hurt quite a lot more than other times although nothing was different in the procedure and it hasn't been as bad since. The tray is lovely and how thoughtful Mac is:)

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  13. Your tray is beautiful. I had my first mammogram this year and didn't think it was bad at all. I know some people say it's uncomfortable rather than painful but it wasn't even that for me. We must all be different and I do feel for you if it hurts so much but grit your teeth and remember that it could save your life.

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  14. Such a beautiful tray, your comments on it certainly made me smile. I sadly am in your group the pain is unbearable, although I will still be going. Take a couple of pain killers about half an hour before you go in, it does help. Take care.

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  15. Hi - Carol From Scotland.

    I am 69 and decided not to have my last mammogram since the previous one was so painful. There is no history of breast cancer in my family.

    I do not want to deter people because they focus attention on regular checking but I read in the Guardian newspaper that they are not as effective a screening as was hoped.

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  16. It was worse (more painful) for me when I was younger. I've kept going to those checkups though, because I know way too many women who did get breast cancer. (Not in my close family though.)

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  17. Like the look of the tray.

    I've got mine soon, I agree they are not comfortable ...

    All the best Jan

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  18. Well done for going, I am glad that all was well. Lovely of Mac to give you something special! He is a great fellow isn't he.

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