They say “Prevention is better than Cure”. But what if you can’t prevent it from happening? Then I guess “Early Detection is Key”. So since I love my boobs and I love me, I had my second mammogram done in May 2015.
The first time I did my mammogram, I was, for lack of better words, “surprised” at the number of “pressing” that was going on. I thought it was like any other x-rays that I’ve done before but boy was I wrong. Since there is a lot of fat or tissue in that area, the nurses need to make sure that the breast is pressed correctly on the plate (is that what it’s referred to?) and that calls for certain arms position which most definitely is NOT comfortable and downright painful! I was, for most of the time, laughing and giggling coz I can just imagine how I look as the nurses tell me to hold my breath and keep still. I mean try balancing your body and keeping still while your arms are twisted in the most awkward way.
I think I was more “professional” the second time around as I knew what to expect and I was able to finish the scan in a shorter time than the first (lol). Anyhooo.. after the scan I felt like I needed to jiggle a bit so that my puppies went back to it’s normal shape. Wouldn’t want anyone looking at them strangely!
I got my results via post about two weeks later and I am all in the clear. Thank the Lord!
Have you gotten your mammogram done yet? If you’re Singaporean like me, you can just make an appointment at any Singapore polyclinic. You only pay $50 and when you’re 50 to 69 years old, you can even just use your Medisave to pay for it. You can get more details on step by step guide here. So no excuses ladies.