9 Things More Unpleasant Than a Mammogram
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. But the thought of being subjected to your first, or follow-up, mammogram may scare you away from a screening. But take it from me, and NickMoms.com, there actually are things even more unpleasant than getting one.
I had my first baseline mammogram earlier this year. Don’t get me wrong, it was definitely uncomfortable, but well worth the peace of mind.
9 Things Less Pleasant Than Getting a Mammogram (according to NickMoms.com):
#9–Attempting to install a car seat
#8–Trying to finish that stupid project from Pinterest you never should have started in the first place.
#7–Nursing an infant who just discovered his new teeth.
#6–Biting your tongue during an extended mother-in-law visit.
#5–A DIY bikini wax.
#4–Putting Spanx on, taking Spanx off.
#3–A kid-propelled grocery cart hitting your Achilles
#2–Excruciating blisters in the name of cute, impractical footwear.
And the #1 more-unpleasant-than-a-mammogram thing is:
Hearing other women talk in elaborate detail about their mammogram.
**It’s important to examine your breast health. Early detection does save lives. Use this Breast Cancer Awareness month as a good excuse to get a mammogram, as many facilities are offering free screenings. You owe it to yourself, and to those who love you.