Mammogram today! Any advice?
  • LilukiLiluki
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    So I'm off for a battery of tests today - several blood tests, ultrasounds and a mammogram for various lumps my GP and I found all over my body.

    I'm putting on my brave face for my DH but with my sister going through cancer treatment for the last year I can't help but be a little nervous.

    I'm only 28 so I haven't had a mammogram before and was wondering if it is as painful as my family told me? They tend to over exaggerate with things like this... Does breast size make a difference? I have big ass 38E boobs and I am PMSing today so they are already sore and swollen.

    On a side note I must be crazy to book a mammogram during a heat wave (live in AUS). It's only 7:30am and it is already 77F and they are expecting the temp to reach at least 105F. I don't know how I'm going to stand not being able to wear deodorant, perfume or lotion all day!
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  • BeerWenchBeerWench
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    Mammogram is easy... they handle your boob and squish it between two plastic plates.  Nothing to worry about. And no, it's not NEARLY as painful as they used to be.
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  • LilukiLiluki
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    Great thank you! Not so nervous now...
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  • realtormomrealtormom
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    The bigger your boobs, the less painful.
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  • LilukiLiluki
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    Thanks @BeerWench and @realtormom. It is all over and done now. Not nearly as bad as I was expecting!

    Thanks again for the advice today, it really helped. :)
    “If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both fucked.”
    ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings