Wednesday, October 20, 2010

dance in the rain...even if you have to get a mammogram.....


This custom painting (3feet x 5feet) was painted for a very loyal customer. Thanks Kellie :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday. I got my yearly physical done today and am thankful for a good report- they are calling me later today to schedule my first mammogram......what a milestone :) :) My doctor was so encouraging. She said she just had her first one and it was not that bad at all. Tell me what you think...on a scale from 1 to 10, how painful/awful is it (10 being the worst ever)

16 comments:

Debby said...

Hmmm 0 - 10. It is only uncomfortable for about 10 seconds for each picture (4, usually) I'd say a 3 on a pain scale. Probably depends on the size......small being a little worse. It seriously is nothing. It is over and done with so quickly. I think the other check-up is alot worse. Good luck.

Kim's Treasures said...

My last one was a 0!!! They said the machines are much improved from when I had my first one years ago. Hope yours is a 0 too!

Gorgeous painting!!!

Shanna said...

LOVE your painting and the saying on it!!! Mammograms aren't bad at all...when you consider the alternative. Really, any discomfort only lasts a few seconds - and then you're DONE! BTW, I'm a cancer survivor [endometrial].

Monica said...

I thought Mammos didn't start 'til you were 40...

Jen said...

Not a huge deal, but it's also nice to hear when things come back negative!

Jennifer said...

I would say a 6.

Amy Sternberg said...

I'd say a 4. Hurts for a second or two with each picture, but it's over before you know it. Soooo important though.

I love this painting!

Anita said...

I love this painting! Like all of your work, it's so fun and makes me feel happy to look at it.

As for the mammogram, I've yet to have my first, so I can't put my 2cents in there, sorry. :o)

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gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I would say a 3. I have a high tolerance for pain, though- at least I think so. AND it is so short- over quick:)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Gorgeous painting, Sweets! I had my first mammogram last year and it was a piece. of. cake. No lie! I told the tech it was my first time and it did not hurt a bit! I even hugged her when we were done! You'll do just fine!:) Lori

K said...

not bad at all! totally worth it!

Mrs. E said...

0!

Zempel Family said...

Mine didn't hurt at all. I think people psyched me up for such a terrible test that I was greatly relieved that it didn't hurt! Glad your doc is getting you in early. So important to start before 40, if you ask me!

Megan Walker said...

That painting is STUNNING Sara!

And don't waste energy stressing over the mammogram. I would classify it as a bit uncomfortable, but not painful. No big deal at all. The technicians usually are very kind too.

Sara @ The Football Wife said...

I'm technically still too *young* for a mammogram, but I wouldn't mind getting one. I'm a rather safe than sorry kind of gal.. My grandmother has had breast cancer twice and recently had a mastectomy. She's a trooper!

I love that painting & holy cow, it's huge! Also, love your hair! Remember when I dyed mine this summer? I tried to dye it back and it didn't work. I might need to seek a professional!!

jen said...

I would put the uncomfortable-ness some where between 1-3 on the scale. I agree with the comment that said the annual pap exam is more uncomfortable than the mammogram.

Hope we've all been able to put your mind at ease!