My First Mammogram Experience

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Ladies, if you have been told that mammograms hurt or have been told horror stories about mammograms, please be rest assured that it depends on every woman’s experience.  Having a mammogram every year starting at the age of 40 is so very important.  I am 41 and missed my first experience last year because of the fact I have been told horror stories through the years up to age 40 about how it hurt and lumps and masses have been found.    I even know some women who do not have breasts because they are so thin.  It is so amazing to have conversations about breasts and pap smears these days.


I had my first experience today … having my breasts squeezed did not hurt at all.  The only thing I did not like about the experience but will tolerate in the future, was the fact that they turned the machine was turned to a 45 degree angle.  Standing at that point was a little different and having my arms at an awkward angle and each breast was trying to get in the way, lol.  I was glad the mammogram was over and I was able to put my bra and shirt back on, and head home.  I did not even have to wait long for my ride either.

So ladies, please do not listen to anyone about how horrible mammograms are because they can save your breasts if you do have anything there of concern … you need to be the judge and experience it for yourself to see how good or not good a mammogram is.  My judgment of having a mammogram is … … it was a good experience and not bad at all.  The girls who helped with my mammogram were very good to me and helped me stand with support.  I bruise easy and I have no bruising on my breasts at all from my first mammogram experience.  It did not hurt at all.  Just remember to breathe is all I say.

Author: ksmiley

As a diarist and blogger, please bear with me as I continue to upgrade my blog as time moves forward. Thank you.

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