The Google search that brings the most people to my blog is ‘Small Boobs Blogger’ – which makes me wonder if there really is some lady out there known as the ‘Small Boobs Blogger’ but people keep finding me instead.
And then they are disappointed – not because I don’t have small boobs – because I do – but maybe there is this small boobs blogger out there giving really good small boob information and these Google people really need to find her for her information.
Which now makes me kind of a mean person because I’m saying ‘Small Boobs Blogger’ quite a bit in this post just to steal her traffic. Small Boobs Blogger. Small Boobs Blogger.
If she exists. But I hope she doesn’t because having a lack of material could really interfere with effective blogging.(HAHAHAHA)
Oh and here’s how you can see more of my small boobs.
I’m turning 44 this week. OHMYEFFINGGAH. So I thought it was about time I had my first mammogram. I’ll wait while you yell at me for putting this off for four years…
…are you done?
Anyway, I didn’t have one before I turned 40 because we don’t have a family history of breast cancer and I didn’t have any issues. And then I turned 40 and was pregnant..and then I nursed for two years…so in all honestly I only put it off about a year and a half.
I had three good – okay totally not awesome – reasons for putting off my mammogram…and they were 1. I hate that my insurance does not cover mammograms even though we pay $10,000 a year in premiums (I’m talking to YOU Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota) and 2. I’m one of those people who only goes to the doctor when I really, really, really have to go. Like I haven’t gone yet to my 6 week postpartum check-up and my ‘baby’ is now three and a half, and 3. Every woman I have even talked to has told me how horrible a mammogram is, so yeah I am a huge wimp.
So like all good people with high-deductible insurance(and please do not blame this on President Obama as we’ve been paying this crazy amount for crap coverage since 2005), I only made this appointment because we met our deductible already this year so now December is WHEEEEEE let’s go to the doctor everyday month.
And can I just tell you all right here..I need to dispel this vicious rumor that a mammogram is awful or uncomfortable or torture – IT IS NOTHING. As I am standing there I said to the tech “So, this is like it? – I don’t get the horrible things I’ve heard over the years! This is the easiest and quickest exam for anything that I’ve ever had in my life!”
And my clinic doesn’t have fancy or cushy robes. There’s isn’t herbal tea or ‘People Magazine.’ There was a water fountain and ‘Outdoor Life’ and like paper cover-up things that didn’t do the job.
But I’m kind of a cheap and easy gal I guess because the experience was truthfully awesome and easy..and the best part…
I tweeted how it was such an easy exam and I had a friend tweet me back(who is also 44ish and has put off her mammogram) and she made an appointment – just because I shot those crazy myths down about how awful mammograms are.
So here’s what I need from you ladies..
1. Stop telling people awful details about mammograms- even if you don’t love them – because this information is stopping women from getting this critical exam.
2. Make your mammogram appointment today. Don’t put it off.
3. Call a friend and have her make an appointment too.
4. Let’s figure out how to get this exam covered for all women so the cost does not keep women away.
What’s your experience with mammograms? Do you hate them and why? Or do you also think the exam is really no big deal?