Tuesday, May 13, 2008


So, yesterday  I went for my first mammogram.  Yes, that's right, I said mammogram.  The new age for the first mammogram is now 35, and since I'm older than that AND have a close relative who has had breast cancer, my little doctor was ALL ABOUT me going in for a baseline scan.

In the interest of good information, I feel it is my duty to let you know that it was.... a really different experience.  It hurt a little, but honestly, not much more than nursing babies.  It was just different to have someone grabbing you and laying it on a table and then squeezing and squeezing and squeezing... Probably too much information, but hey.  If you haven't already been there, you will be before you know it!!!  Ask your doctor about it, and if you are a candidate, GO GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Don't miss any of those appointments! Love, Mom

Shelley said...

Thanks for being an example for us! Loved the sticker info you shared last night :)

LindseyinWA said...

Hi Betsy,

I wanted to email you, but couldn't find a way, so I'll post a little note here.

I noticed that you are blogging about your mammogram. I am launching a site that is helping to raise funds for free mammograms for women who are unable to afford them. I’m trying to get the word out. Do you think you and your readers would be interested in a link to this site?


If so, please email me at ljacobs@psfc.com and I will help you get the button on your page.

Blessings, Lindsey