Yes it was that time of the year again… get the boob squished…. another name for a mammogram. I have to admit, I am pretty good about getting those screening tests done, as my age warrants. You are right, it is not the most comfortable thing in the world to do. “Lift your breast up…. lean into the machine….turn your head…..” But what is ten minutes of being slightly uncomfortable and a little embarrassed to make sure for another year, that your breasts have no little suspicious lumps or bumps!
I also have had the wonderful colonoscopy… twice in fact. (As you age you get blessed with things like diverticulitis). The prep for that test is way more interesting than the test. While you are doing the prep, don’t get very far from a bathroom, because you are going need and need it quickly. For the test itself, you pretty much sleep through it, because of a wonderful drug that make you just not care. Even after the test is complete, you will know what is going on, but prefer to sleep, just a little bit more.
I want to ask everyone to find out what tests they should have for their age, for screening purposes and then make an appointment with your doctor and get them scheduled. There are a lot of people in your life that want to keep you around, so get those tests done!!!!