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Thursday, February 16, 2012

contrasts and comedy

On Monday, I went for that mammogram.  I dutifully called last Friday.  Having blogged about needing to do it pushed me to actually call.  I expected to make an appointment and then have it looming on the calendar for a while, but they had openings for Monday already, so as it was, it only loomed for the weekend.

The last time I did this fun procedure, my technician was (thankfully) very similar to me in "build" (read:  "boob size").  This time, it was the total opposite.  My technician was a very large woman.  Large in every dimension.  Every.

She was also quite a comedian.  I imagine that she is that way on purpose to lighten the mood and take patients' minds off things that she's handling.  She was such a comedian I almost wanted to ask her to stop as in, "stop making me laugh mid-squish!", but I was just having too much uncomfortable fun.

Anyway, I'm sure she in no way noticed the difference between her and me, professional that she is...

The whole thing took only about an hour out of my day, so I was happy with that.  And I'm thinking that we have passed the "in the next few days" waiting period for getting an anxiety-filled call back. 

So, as Wolfgang says, I've got another 5 years until I will put it off again. 
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17 comments:

  1. EVERY. YEAR. You need to do this every year - if for no other reason than for the comic relief!

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    1. I got my "all fine" letter in the mail just after I blogged this, and yeah it's EVERY year! I think my insurance only covers every 5 years... what?

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  2. Glad your mammogram went well! Also, I love doctors who make me laugh too xD. Going to the doctors is always so dreadful and I think a healthcare professional who can make their patients smile are absolutely golden!

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    1. Thanks.... and yes, as long as the doctor is laughing WITH me and not AT me.

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  3. Ditto to Judy's comment. One hour out of your day, right?

    Could I do that job... handling boobs? lol

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  4. I wondered about that "every five years" thing. Glad all went well and that it was even a bit entertaining!

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    1. Yes, imagine my surprise since my prescription for this one was over a year old.

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  5. BRAVO! Thunderous applause for getting this done. You gotta admit that, once done, you feel a wee bit relieved, right? Ya don't want to mess with that cancer s#$#t. Know what you have to look forward to next? Can we say "colonoscopy"?

    And I agree about the "every 5 year deal". Cheap a$$ insurance companies trying to maximize their profit margins.

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    1. Oh thanks for the colonscopy reminder...

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  6. I am yet to meet a doctor who makes the old prostate test a fun occasion - I guess people would start to wonder if he seemed TOO happy in his work!

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  7. Kudos to you! I have yet to make my appointment *shame*. I have three days off this week, so there's no better time. I hope I have a technician like yours.... :) Glad everything's fine!!!

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  8. Oh man, Mammograms bite the big one. Glad you got it done though, and are in the clear! ;)

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    1. They bite the little ones too.

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    2. Too funny! Laughed out loud at that. :) I got little ones too... since we're sharing....

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