Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Here we go again!

Once a year my company offers free mammograms to its female employees. The "boob" mobile shows up and most of the gals march into the glamorous RV to have our privates squeezed like pancakes. That's not the worst - for me. At least every other year, they give me the additional "jolly" of having the sh%$ scarred out of me with a phone call relaying they saw a spot that needs more views. Well, today was the day for the phone call. I already made the appointment to have the scans done on Friday afternoon, so I can at least get out of the office a few hours early. (One small benefit, but it doesn't take much to make me happy!) What's really annoying is that it's the same spot on the right every time. Well, this will be the 4th go-around for the right boob. Better to be on the cautious side, eh? The good thing about the follow-up scans is that the radiologist reads them right away and you know before you even leave the building if there's a problem or not.

So, if you gals want to hold my hands over the internet, I won't mind. In fact, it will be comforting. "BG" is not too comforting when this happens. What man is?

I think I'll be spending a lot of time in the sewing room the next few days.

Hugs,
Cathy

5 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh...I feel your pain. I had pneumonia frequently as a child. Now, every time I get a chest xray, the scar tissue shows up and then begins the follow up stuff. You did make me giggle with "boob" mobile! Hang in there....
Regina

jillquilts said...

At least it's tomorrow now and you do get some time away from the office! Keep us posted!

Trish said...

Scary, but necessary. Kudos to you for going every year, and kudos to your employer for making available.

Michelle said...

Don't let this worry you. I just wish those people could learn to use words other than they do so we wouldn't worry.

vtquilter said...

I hope everything went well and you got some relaxing sewing in.