Here I am two years after having had my first ever Mammogram. You can read about the first one here. The first one was not an unpleasant experience.
I don’t know why I must have another one so soon, but maybe it is because I moved. Anyway, its free and is a good thing to have done.
So there I was in a mobile unit outside the hospital. The technician was pleasant and I didn’t have to go through the fifty question routine. My physical experience was not as comfortable as the last time. Last time, I experienced some minor discomfort. This time was a bit more uncomfortable. I think I got squished more than necessary. Fortunately, I am not shy of saying when something is hurting, so the technician had to try again. She was very nice about it and it wasn’t too bad.
I was in and out in a relatively short amount of time.
As I’ve said before, I think it is a very good idea to go and have a mammogram or breast screening. Whatever the minor discomfort, it could possibly save your life. I get my results in a few weeks. Keep fingers crossed.
Here is a link to the NHS Breast Screening website: http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/