my husband just asked me how I know the mammo will hurt

cats_toy
cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
since I haven't had one, he can't figure how I would know that,so I told him how they do it, and said he doesn't think it should hurt. I told him to let them do it to his balls, then he can tell me.
hehe - was that terribly mean?

=^..^=

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  • GreeneyedGirl
    GreeneyedGirl Member Posts: 1,077
    yeeoouuch!
    I believe he got the message, and will not ask anymore such questions. Well put. I would have said the very same thing.
    Thanks for making me laugh!
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    No, not mean at all...
    Great analogy, Cat! There's nothing comparable for them to endure. Well, at least not "regular" stuff...

    I know you're worried, and don' blame you, at all. But, just like everything else - we're all different. My mother's convinced it's "worse" for her because she's very large breasted. (Neither my sister nor I inherited her big boobs. Of course not.) I have often asked the mammo techs for THEIR opinions, since that's what they do all day long. Their standard answers, ALWAYS, is that it simply depends on the individual. NOTHING to do with size.

    I'll be hoping it's at least not so bad for you. Considering your surgery, and the resulting tenderness - honestly, I'm not gonna tell you there won't be discomfort. I'll be hoping for not terribly painful. Will be thinking of you on Friday.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Hmmmm
    Silly man! Like how you made your point.


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    RE
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    LOL Cat........
    LOL Cat, I think he understands a little better now!

    As Susan said, we know that you are frightened about having your mammo. Understandable.
    When I have to face anything that I am scared about or consider to be unpleasant, I always promise myself a reward afterwards. I'm like a little kid that you have to promise a pony ride to!

    Sometimes, it's a new article of clothing, sometimes it's a special dessert. Sometimes, it's just the promise of a cup of coffee on the way home.

    Promise yourself some little reward afterward and FOCUS on that. If I just get through the next five minutes of unpleasantness, I am going to go and have a great lunch with friends!

    You will be ok girl! We will all be with you!
    CR
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Perfect Analogy!
    LOL, Cat. I'm guessing no more comments about mammos.

    I am thinking of you, too, today, and hoping that any pain is only mild. What a relief it will be to have it over; then you can enjoy the rest of the day and weekend.
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    CR1954 said:

    LOL Cat........
    LOL Cat, I think he understands a little better now!

    As Susan said, we know that you are frightened about having your mammo. Understandable.
    When I have to face anything that I am scared about or consider to be unpleasant, I always promise myself a reward afterwards. I'm like a little kid that you have to promise a pony ride to!

    Sometimes, it's a new article of clothing, sometimes it's a special dessert. Sometimes, it's just the promise of a cup of coffee on the way home.

    Promise yourself some little reward afterward and FOCUS on that. If I just get through the next five minutes of unpleasantness, I am going to go and have a great lunch with friends!

    You will be ok girl! We will all be with you!
    CR

    Cindy TOTALLY "Gets It" !!!
    Aaah, dear Cindy! You beautifully describe yet another exercise in RETAIL THERAPY!!! You get an A+ for both your written description and your efforts!!! Well done! I'm so proud of you!

    Kind regards, Susan

    P.S.: NOTE TO AORTUS: The above illustrates RETAIL THERAPY TUTORIAL #4 - THE ART OF THE REWARD.
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Good morning, Cat!
    Please keep us posted, let us know how it went for you. You're in our thoughts - most importantly, hoping for "clean" results. Also, for minimal discomfort.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Good comeback, Cat!
    Yes, that should make the point quite nicely! Hope all is well today and that your mammogram was uneventful. Please let us know how everything is.

    Mimi
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    mimivac said:

    Good comeback, Cat!
    Yes, that should make the point quite nicely! Hope all is well today and that your mammogram was uneventful. Please let us know how everything is.

    Mimi

    Slap Him!
    Tell him to trap his "Crown Jewels" under the toilet seat then sit down HARD! Several Times!
    Men.....You can't live with them, You can't shoot them.

    Hugs J Xxxxxxxxxxx
  • djteach
    djteach Member Posts: 273
    Hey Cats,
    If he didn't get

    Hey Cats,
    If he didn't get the message from that, or Tasha's suggestion. I use the refrigerator analogy. Stick them in the refrig. door and slam it shut. I think I like Tasha's and yours better,Cat.

    Donna
  • dyaneb123
    dyaneb123 Member Posts: 950
    djteach said:

    Hey Cats,
    If he didn't get

    Hey Cats,
    If he didn't get the message from that, or Tasha's suggestion. I use the refrigerator analogy. Stick them in the refrig. door and slam it shut. I think I like Tasha's and yours better,Cat.

    Donna

    HA! Great tutorial Cat! You
    HA! Great tutorial Cat! You make me smile...
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    ok, it didn't hurt too bad the first time...
    Thanks for all the support and good wishes! Hubby still doesn't get it, I even asked the tech to go get him and threaten him with a good smashing. But I can't complain too much, he has been by my side and my biggest cheerleader throughout, so I will give him a pass for this one. I know how much he loves sitting in waiting rooms for all my appts. (he he).

    Ok, so it didn't hurt too terribly the first time, but then they said they need to do a compression mammo for a better pic. After one of those on both, they wanted another on the lefty (that one is supposed to be my good one!) because they saw a shadow, then again, and again. So after all that, and by now, yes, I am hurting, tech said sorry, but I can't tell you this won't hurt...all was clear. Yay! So even now, as it is still aching, it is worth it to hear good news.

    As I sit here rubbing my boob, hubby says "why are you doing that?" I said I guess watching you all these years grabbing the package has finally rubbed off!! I still got it!
    =^..^=
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    cats_toy said:

    ok, it didn't hurt too bad the first time...
    Thanks for all the support and good wishes! Hubby still doesn't get it, I even asked the tech to go get him and threaten him with a good smashing. But I can't complain too much, he has been by my side and my biggest cheerleader throughout, so I will give him a pass for this one. I know how much he loves sitting in waiting rooms for all my appts. (he he).

    Ok, so it didn't hurt too terribly the first time, but then they said they need to do a compression mammo for a better pic. After one of those on both, they wanted another on the lefty (that one is supposed to be my good one!) because they saw a shadow, then again, and again. So after all that, and by now, yes, I am hurting, tech said sorry, but I can't tell you this won't hurt...all was clear. Yay! So even now, as it is still aching, it is worth it to hear good news.

    As I sit here rubbing my boob, hubby says "why are you doing that?" I said I guess watching you all these years grabbing the package has finally rubbed off!! I still got it!
    =^..^=

    You are tooo funny!!!!!
    Yes, I remember having those discussions. I used to say "Had your prostate exam lately, honey????"

    He got the point...ROFL!

    Glad it went well! And clear results are the BEST!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    OUCH!
    Wouldn't that be a Man-o-gram?????

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    cats_toy said:

    ok, it didn't hurt too bad the first time...
    Thanks for all the support and good wishes! Hubby still doesn't get it, I even asked the tech to go get him and threaten him with a good smashing. But I can't complain too much, he has been by my side and my biggest cheerleader throughout, so I will give him a pass for this one. I know how much he loves sitting in waiting rooms for all my appts. (he he).

    Ok, so it didn't hurt too terribly the first time, but then they said they need to do a compression mammo for a better pic. After one of those on both, they wanted another on the lefty (that one is supposed to be my good one!) because they saw a shadow, then again, and again. So after all that, and by now, yes, I am hurting, tech said sorry, but I can't tell you this won't hurt...all was clear. Yay! So even now, as it is still aching, it is worth it to hear good news.

    As I sit here rubbing my boob, hubby says "why are you doing that?" I said I guess watching you all these years grabbing the package has finally rubbed off!! I still got it!
    =^..^=

    YAY! for Cat!!!
    The very best from your post: ALL CLEAR!

    YAY!

    Though I am sorry for your discomfort, dear Cat.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    cats_toy said:

    ok, it didn't hurt too bad the first time...
    Thanks for all the support and good wishes! Hubby still doesn't get it, I even asked the tech to go get him and threaten him with a good smashing. But I can't complain too much, he has been by my side and my biggest cheerleader throughout, so I will give him a pass for this one. I know how much he loves sitting in waiting rooms for all my appts. (he he).

    Ok, so it didn't hurt too terribly the first time, but then they said they need to do a compression mammo for a better pic. After one of those on both, they wanted another on the lefty (that one is supposed to be my good one!) because they saw a shadow, then again, and again. So after all that, and by now, yes, I am hurting, tech said sorry, but I can't tell you this won't hurt...all was clear. Yay! So even now, as it is still aching, it is worth it to hear good news.

    As I sit here rubbing my boob, hubby says "why are you doing that?" I said I guess watching you all these years grabbing the package has finally rubbed off!! I still got it!
    =^..^=

    All Clear!
    Great news, Cat! Thank you for letting us know how it went. Even the word compression sounds painful, but you are right: defnitely worth it for good news.

    I hope that the ache goes away soon and that you and your hubby enjoy the rest of the weekend.
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    chenheart said:

    OUCH!
    Wouldn't that be a Man-o-gram?????

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Claudia... :-)
    HA HA!!!

    Kind regards, 12/25
    (a/k/a Susan)
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    cats_toy said:

    ok, it didn't hurt too bad the first time...
    Thanks for all the support and good wishes! Hubby still doesn't get it, I even asked the tech to go get him and threaten him with a good smashing. But I can't complain too much, he has been by my side and my biggest cheerleader throughout, so I will give him a pass for this one. I know how much he loves sitting in waiting rooms for all my appts. (he he).

    Ok, so it didn't hurt too terribly the first time, but then they said they need to do a compression mammo for a better pic. After one of those on both, they wanted another on the lefty (that one is supposed to be my good one!) because they saw a shadow, then again, and again. So after all that, and by now, yes, I am hurting, tech said sorry, but I can't tell you this won't hurt...all was clear. Yay! So even now, as it is still aching, it is worth it to hear good news.

    As I sit here rubbing my boob, hubby says "why are you doing that?" I said I guess watching you all these years grabbing the package has finally rubbed off!! I still got it!
    =^..^=

    I took a page from your books and went shopping! Figured I had a 20% discount at Kohl's so that meant I could by 20% more stuff!
    yay!
    thanks all of you for your support!
    =^..^=
  • djteach
    djteach Member Posts: 273
    cats_toy said:

    I took a page from your books and went shopping! Figured I had a 20% discount at Kohl's so that meant I could by 20% more stuff!
    yay!
    thanks all of you for your support!
    =^..^=

    Yeah Cats,
    There is nothing

    Yeah Cats,
    There is nothing better than retail therapy and you darn well deserve it. I'm glad that everything was okay.

    Love and gentle hugs,
    Donna
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    cats_toy said:

    I took a page from your books and went shopping! Figured I had a 20% discount at Kohl's so that meant I could by 20% more stuff!
    yay!
    thanks all of you for your support!
    =^..^=

    Cat gets an A+
    Well done, my dear! Today, you actually practiced TWO aspects of Retail Therapy at the same time! Very creative of you!

    Tutorial #1: Discounts & Coupons = Savings (vs. spending)
    AND
    Tutorial #4: The Art of the Reward (i.e., reward for mammo yesterday)

    Good job! Proud of you, Cat!

    Kind regards, Susan