Friday, April 29, 2011

Look at the Alternative

Funny but true exchange between the mammogram technician and myself:

MT: OK, now put your right sleeve in and take your left sleeve out.

Me: (trying to use humor to deflect the awkwardness of the situation)  Sure, but just don't ask me to "shake it all about."
MT: (laughs)
Me: "Only if you have some $1.00 bills to throw at me"

MT: "Well, I guess we could get some people in off the street with their dollar bills."

Yeah, seriously this happened.

Mammograms suck. But look at the alternative. 

While I was getting mushed and tugged at, and at times I gasped from the discomfort, I kept saying to myself, even when it got quite painful. "You can do this. It hurts, but not as bad as cancer"