... 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.