Barry - 2004-12-01 08:34:29
I'm glad they don't screen for testicular cancer in a similar way....
anna - 2004-12-01 08:34:31
It could have been worse... you could have walked into a production of a porno flick.... staring the 'old gal'!
BigPimpinMBA - 2004-12-01 08:34:52
Man, some people have the coolest jobs. Apparently, you are not one of those people.

Of course, unless you enjoy seeing old lady cans being squeezed for juice. Then, you probably think you have the coolest job.
Andy - 2004-12-01 09:30:36
"My eyes!"
warcrygirl - 2004-12-01 09:38:12
This poor lady's boob was being smashed while you walked in? Trust me, you were the last thing she was worried about. She probably didn't even notice you as her thoughts were more along the lines of "Hurry the fuck you brainless tart! My boob hurts!"

Those machines are NOT fun. Trust me.
twobaddogs - 2004-12-01 09:58:34
You may have failed to notice the very, very bestest part about having a slammo-gram: Before they do the booby-squish, they put band-aids over your nipples. The band-aids have little bb's in them. This is so they have a point of reference when they look at the big, flat mass the boob has become. Then, they let you keep the band-aids!! It's so cool. I have almost enough bb's to make a bracelet.
Terri - 2004-12-01 11:40:16
At least you were picking something up and not the pizza guy dropping off the Dr's lunch! That would have really called attention to yourself then. Imagine the rath of a woman with boob caught in machine being seen by pizza boy! YIKES! Run Bob, run!
andrea - 2004-12-01 18:40:38
I don't feel too bad for Granny and her squooshed boob. When you've got perky ones like I do, those mammograms hurt like a mofockie, but when you've got older breasts that have fed children and stuff you can flatten them and it's not too bad. But yeah, those pasties are pretty cool. They really hurt upon removal, though. I thought I was gonna lose a nip.
Jamie - 2004-12-01 18:43:18
Wow. Ièm glad to see your not sarcastic or anything. Wait..... also glad Im not a hypocrite....
lbragril - 2004-12-01 19:14:50
Try a mammogram when the breasts are A cups. PAIN. Seriously though - go to this site - They raise money for free mammograms for early detection for poor women and women with no health ins. It's important.
warcrygirl - 2004-12-01 19:32:41
Andrea, I've breastfed two kids (20 mos and 18 mos, respectively) and mine hurt like hell. YAY! My boobs are perkier than I thought!
Wheeliecrone - 2004-12-01 20:29:09
I am an old woman with no-longer-perky breasts, and I am here to tell you that mammograms hurt like the blazes. Do not assume that old women are not hurt by things. We have simply learned self-control, so that we don't slap your pretty little faces when you make some dumb remark like, "Older women are lucky that their saggy old boobs don't hurt so much during a mammogram."
elayne - 2004-12-01 23:28:02
I gotta chime in on the debate... I'm going for the "didn't hurt" side. My stats: I'm in my mid 30s and have had and nursed (briefly) one kid. I'm a DD cup and used to have pretty significant fibrocystic breast disease; I get sore enough to cry every month at PMS time. I am also just about the world's biggest wimp - practically zero pain tolerance. I was braced for major pain and actually worried that I might pass out. It was not really a fun time (peeling my flattened boob off the metal plate was the worst part) but to be honest I've had my boobs squeezed harder than that during rough sex. Pulling the damn BBs off hurt much worse than having the mammogram itself. Posting this anonymously begins to have more and more appeal...
cat - 2004-12-01 23:48:08
What a coincidence...some woman walked in on me today at the gynecologist's office, while I was changing into one of those hideous gowns they provide.
andrea - 2004-12-02 12:52:27
Wheelie, I never said "saggy old boobs". I should have added "from what I have been told" to my statement and not just assumed that mean old ladies don't feel pain too. Jeez. Running a few quarts low on estrogen, are ya?

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