Just this week we got news that another person in our neighborhood (or more accurately connected to our elementary school) was diagnosed with cancer. That's 3 that I know of in the past year. 3. One woman is in her late 40's but the others are in their 30's. I continue to try to put myself in their shoes. What must it be like to look at your young children and wonder if you will see them graduate.
Today I went in for a sonogram and mammogram. I'd never had a mammogram before. I'd only heard that they are painful or uncomfortable. If you are putting one off, don't. They really are cake. If you've had babies, this is NOTHING compared to that. With my high risk twin pregnancy, every doctor, nurse, janitor and candy striper within hospital limits saw my who-who during those 8 months and by the end I was ready to show anyone who asked.
A mammogram is seriously nothing. It's definitely not painful and I wouldn't even call it uncomfortable. It just is. It's a relief to know that all is well after my doctor expressed a concern. Clean bill of health in my hands and ready to watch my kids enjoy Christmas. If you have a health concern, don't put it off. It just isn't worth it.