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You're Not the Boss of Me
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I get my first mammogram today.

Discuss.
 

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Bacon!
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As a guy I can only say. . .pancakes, vice grips, waffle iron, etc.

On a good note I can say your future already is telling me "free and clear." So, you goin' to post a pic? They may move it to podium girls though.

EDIT: Oh yeah, OUCH! My wife just had her's done and she is still complaining that I made her do it.
 

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Good for you!

Personally, I think the pain from a mammogram is vastly exaggerated. Of course, everyone's pain tolerance is different, but for me it was just slightly uncomfortable.

I'm only in my 30's but I have them bi-annually due to a history of benign fibroadenomas that my doc likes to keep an eye one.
 

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I suppose it must be much like having my penis flattened for a LONG time in a COLD vice, so I commiserate. Treat yourself to something good afterwards. Drink, town, boogie or book, cat, chocolate.
 

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You're Not the Boss of Me
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I shall definitely report back about the level of discomfort. Some folks tell me "no big deal" and some say owie owie owie.

I have a friend who wanted to come watch. I told her I thought that was weird, so "no."
 

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Wtf!!!!!!!!!......

jtolleson said:
I get my first mammogram today.

Discuss.
Your first....your first????????

How dare you take such liberties with your health..........Take care of yourself, we want you around!

What else haven't you been doing?

Len

PS Good for you.
 

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jtolleson said:
I have a friend who wanted to come watch. I told her I thought that was weird, so "no."
Agree...that's kinda like someone wanting to watch my prostate exam. :rolleyes:
 

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Len J said:
Your first....your first????????

How dare you take such liberties with your health..........Take care of yourself, we want you around!

What else haven't you been doing?

Len

PS Good for you.

Now, now, my friend. I'm not THAT far past the recommended threshold (40) for a first baseline mammogram. So, with no symptoms, lumps, adverse family history, etc. 'tis true that I've been lackadaisal.

Liberties with my health? Pshaw.

No smoking? CHECK
Regular exercise? CHECK
Reasonable diet? CHECK
Limited use of alcohol? Well, we can't have everything... :eek:
 

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jtolleson said:
Now, now, my friend. I'm not THAT far past the recommended threshold (40) for a first baseline mammogram. So, with no symptoms, lumps, adverse family history, etc. 'tis true that I've been lackadaisal.

Liberties with my health? Pshaw.

No smoking? CHECK
Regular exercise? CHECK
Reasonable diet? CHECK
Limited use of alcohol? Well, we can't have everything... :eek:
The good thing about "limited" is that it stretches more than lycra. :)
 

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Some hurt, some don't. It really depends on the tech. If they're really good, they put a heating pad on the squisher part to warm it up.

Oh, don't forget to remove your nipple stickers..........
 

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So Len.. .had an [email protected] exam lately? I've got 2 years to go and then due to some family history I get the probe. Already had it done once to locate an intestinal ulcer. Freakin' horrible!
 

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Yup....

Ridgetop said:
So Len.. .had an [email protected] exam lately? I've got 2 years to go and then due to some family history I get the probe. Already had it done once to locate an intestinal ulcer. Freakin' horrible!
every year since 45.

Len
 

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Good on ya.....

jtolleson said:
Now, now, my friend. I'm not THAT far past the recommended threshold (40) for a first baseline mammogram. So, with no symptoms, lumps, adverse family history, etc. 'tis true that I've been lackadaisal.

Liberties with my health? Pshaw.

No smoking? CHECK
Regular exercise? CHECK
Reasonable diet? CHECK
Limited use of alcohol? Well, we can't have everything... :eek:
Just want to make sure you are taking care of your bad self :D

Len

PS...I didn't realize 40 was the recommended age...My Wife has been going since she was 25 (Of course she has a family history)
 

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thinkcooper said:
Is it from that old guy in Florida that was going door to door offering free breast exams?
LOL, I saw that in the paper this morning. 76 years old and he was doing *ahem* genital exams too. The ladies figured something was not right 'cause he wasn't using any gloves. :eek:
 

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JT, you will soon find out that machine was not invented by or test ridden by women. I dare any man to try.....the MANOGRAM! :p:D

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How else is a 76 year old guy going to get some younger women to drop their tops? At least if he isn't worth billions.

Heck, If I were him I'd just use the alzheimers excuse. I did what? When? Where? I thought I was watching Matlock? Women? I haven't touched a woman since my wife died in 1984!
 

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robwh9 said:
prostate exam for a mammogram.
Here's how I described a mamogram to my friend. Take your testicles, place them on a cold plate, smash them down to 1/2 an inch thick with another plate, hold your breath, don't move for 30 seconds.
 
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