Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Who's Idea was this?

No one told me all that getting older would entail. No one mentioned the drooping breasts, the wrinkles on the face, the extra skin under the arms. Noooooo…not one word was mentioned. If so I’m pretty sure I would have made a concentrated effort to stay 29. I’m sure of it.

I visited my doctor a couple weeks ago and he told me that I reached that “magical” age where now I must get a mammogram. WHAT! No one ever told me that mammograms were in my future. I am ticked off. Some one could have warned me about this aging thing.

I did not sign up for this.

Do they sell time machines on eBay?

11 People saying stuff:

laughingattheslut said...

I haven't had the mammogram yet, just the rest of the female annual stuff.

There was an added thing this year I didn't care for.

I know that it is all in my head, but I really haven't felt normal since the exam.

A friend of mine up north said that his wife just had her first mammogram this year, and it was okay.

I've been told that I can't have anymore birthcontrol pills until I've had a mammogram and some other test. I only have two months left to do that.

Just not looking forward to that at all.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

FUN FUN FUN time to be had by all once you reach the mammogram age - trust me...

Rachel said...

I had a mammogram on one breast when I felt a lump. It really isn't that bad. It might help that my breasts are droopy too so they are easy to manipulate.
The lump was benign.

Rhea said...

I hear ya! I have a little bit of 'old lady arms' thing and it bugs me so much.

Pinky said...

I had a mammo at 18 on my first gyno visit when they told me they found a lump. That made me want to go back the next year. It was benign though thank goodness and now I am approaching the mammo age and SO look forward to the wonderful experience that is mammography. NOT!

I agree getting old sucks!

lisa q. said...

if you find out they do sell time machines on eBay, please please let me know...

some damn man invented the mammogram...i'd bet my life on it...i've had several because there was something they could quite read on my first one 4 years ago...turns out it's nothing (thank God!) but it doesn't stop them from wanting to do one every frickin' time i turn around...

just wait for hot flashes and night sweats girl...mine came early....grrrrrrr....my mom is always complaining about how cold it is in my house...no damn wonder...

getting old bites...

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I'm with you on the misinformation! Where can we send our complaints? I am considering a class action suit! :)


Of course, I can hear my mom saying, "It definitely beats the alternative!" I hate when she tells me that! :)

Freckle Face Girl said...

They leave out a lot of crappy details. Perhaps ignorance really is bliss.

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Wait, mammograms? Isn't that where they perform some procedure on you that feels like your breasts are being squeezed into the cold concrete of a garage floor while someone parks on top of them?

VI said...

Enjoy having your breasts squished like flowers being pressed!

yerdoingitwrong said...

gah. I feel your pain. I'm getting my first mammo next week. Get to experience the lovliness at 35 b/c of family history. fun, fun, fun!!!