Thursday, February 9, 2012


... for lack of a better title.

Boobs have been in the news lately, with the whole Komen/Planned Parenthood story.  It reminded me.  I'm supposed to have my grillwork  inspected.  A year and a half ago or so.

I've mentioned that Magnum's employer has a program that includes physical screenings and a few healthy incentives.  I did pretty well with my scorings, but I was dinged for not keeping doctor appointments.  I disagree.  I keep my doctor appointments.

I just maybe don't make them very often.

About a year and a half ago, I took one step and got my "well woman" check, albeit overdue, off my to-do list.  No sooner had I survived the dreaded pap smear that my doctor was writing up a prescription for the dreaded mammogram.

"Really?", I was thinking.  "Didn't I just have the airbags tested?"

Well, yes, but we're supposed to keep going every now and then.  And I know this, and I'm all about prevention, I just haven't gotten around to doing it.  I was recently placing something in my keep-myself-organized-binder and once again, came across the boob-ray prescription. 

This will be my second.  Maybe I gave the first a little more attention because, at the time, I had a bit of a  **thing** going on with the lewinsky's that, thankfully, turned out to be nothing.  And really, I didn't think the procedure was all THAT bad, after some of the horror stories women have shared with me.  Perhaps mammogram discomfort is directly proportional to cup size?  That would help explain my ease. 

No, my little dumplings are quite low-maintenance.  Some running friends have shared their frustrations at finding decent jogbras to accomodate their chesticles, but my speedbumps are quite content with a bargain 3-pack from Wal-Mart.  And boyfriends have often complimented my... eyes.

I'm also not of the high-risk group.  I've no family history, I'm half asian, I've had three kids and fattened each of them up just fine from Laverne and Shirley,  thanks. 

But it's time.  It's technology.  I'm going to make that darn appointment and get the rib bumpers the attention they deserve. 


terri said...

Love all the terms of endearment you've assigned to the girls! :-)

I've been dragging my feet on that particular check-up too. It's been 3 years for me. And there's a family history. But I just keep sort of forgetting about it. I'll get to it one of these days. Or years.

Duble said...

With that title, I was hoping it was an illustrated po post

Abby said...

Dear Jerry,
I know.

agg79 said...


As much as I can claim to be a "headlights" kind of guy, I have to agree with your premise. You gotta get the girls checked out (and not just by Magnum). Big, small, gianormus, petite, everyone has a certain risk and you cannot take chances with your health. Hell, look at me. I had no absolutely no inkling of any problems until I came positive for for prostate cancer at the ripe old age of 50. That's some nasty sh$% you don't want to put off. I may be self centered, but I kind of want to be around to spoil my grandkids. So, put your big girl pants on and get the airbags checked out. Trust me, you will be glad you did.

And, for the record, I've now added "chesticles" to my list of new words to use.

Shawnte said...

Being that I'm only 24, I've never had a mammogram before. I'm also not in the high risk group for breast cancer (Thank god for asian blood) and I don't have a family history of it either. I do plan to get check ups as I age though, just to be on the safe side of things xD.

ShadowRun300 said...

If I didn't know better, I'd think you were telling MY story. I, too, have a boob-ray prescription in my purse that has been there, oh, about 4 months. It's my second as well, (the first one showed a 'suspicious' area that I actually had removed. Turned out it was fine.) But I just keep putting this one off. Not because I'm worried, or because it hurts. But "just because". And I know Agg79 is right. It's important to get it done... and I suppose if you're going to do it, I'll call and make an appointment as well - next week. :)

Judy said...

I'm a big stickler for this stuff - no history, no issues, but I believe in screenings and early detection. Such a quick procedure to make sure your hoo-has are okey dokey.

I will say that, while I've never had a bad experience, the last one was MUCH smoother because I took a dose of advil about 30 minutes prior. I could've done boob-shots for HOURS.

Rock Chef said...

It is amazing how many different names there are for just one (OK two) things, isn't it?

Anita said...

My fav is "little dumplings." I've gotta find a way to get that into a conversation. :)

Go get your mammogram! I hate to tell you, but trips to the doctor have started and you're in for the long haul. Be thankful that they are just checkups.

Oh, and perhaps you'll be really used to the poking and prying when you're 50 and have the pleasure of the colonostopy. lol But hey, you'll be out cold for that one.

Anita said...

Oops, I think that was supposed to be "poking and prodding." Either way. :)