A necessary evil. That is what I had always been told a mammogram would be.
Once you turn 40 you HAVE to do it, right? And every.single.year.
I had heard it was painful, terrible, miserable, horrible…. So when my doctor discovered three lumps in one of my breasts, I was sufficiently terrified of both the process and the potential results.
So, naturally, I did what I always do when faced with a unique situation… I video. This was my experience…
Fortunately, my news was good. I have since had a follow up mammogram and everything still looks clear. But I will tell you, the experience was not nearly the horror I had feared. If I understand correctly, the technology… the actual equipment used for the mammograms has come a long way.
And this newest, nearly pain-free machine? Well, it was designed by a woman.