Friday, April 2, 2010

It's my own fault, I kissed him!

So now I am sick........Dh is sick and has been all week.  I had a rough night on Wednesday night and woke up on Thursday feeling icky.  So somewhere along the way I must have given dh a hug and a kiss, as he's the only one who I know that is sick?

I had a mammogram on Thursday morning.  It was in a smaller hospital closer to where we live and what a difference.  My appointment was 9:15am, and I was out of the hospital by 9:05am!!!!  The appointment before me was late, and so as I was there, they let me in first.  It was only a regular checkup nothing exciting, infact it actually didn't hurt as much as it normally does.  Mind you as I have a sore right shoulder, that side hurt more than the other side did.  Still it's over with for another couple of years.

For those of you who have never been for a mammogram here are a few tips:

Many women are afraid of their first mammogram, but there ïs no need to worry. By taking a few minutes each day for a week preceding the exam, and doing the following practice exercises, you will be totally prepared. And you can do this right in your own home!
Exercise 1
Open your refrigerator door and insert one breast between the door and the main box. Have one of your strongest friends slam the door shut and lean on the door for good measure. Hold that position for five seconds (while you hold your breath). Repeat again, in case the first time wasn't effective enough.

Exercise 2
Visit your garage at 3 am when the temperature of the cement floor is just perfect. Take off your clothes and lie comfortably on the floor with one breast wedged under the rear tire of the car. Ask a friend to slowly back the car up until your breast is sufficiently flattened and chilled. Turn over and repeat for the other breast.

Exercise 3

Freeze two metal bookends overnight. Strip to the waist. Invite a stranger into the room. Press the bookends against one of your breasts. Smash the bookends together as hard as you can. Set an appointment with the stranger to meet next week and do it again!!

CONGRATULATIONS! Now you have nothing at all to worry about when you go for your mammogram!

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Drive your car longer. The buy new versus used debate often overlooks the most important factor–how long you own your car. Drive it as long as you safely can for substantial savings.

I have just posted another column on the Orangeville Banner, called "LEAD FEET" hope you have time to take a peek.


Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Oh the thrills of square boob day lol
Love all those tips for first timers - but do reasure them its really not that bad:)
Hope you are feeling better soon - hot water with lemon and aspirin should do the trick (you can put something else in if you want)
Take care

Tracey said...

Fantastic!!!! We don't start squashing our tits till we are 50 here, so I have another 2 years to 'practice'! Thanks for the

Leiani said...

Sorry to hear that you're ill. I wish you a speedy recovery. Lots of cups of hot tea and taking it easy is prescribed!

diane said...

You had me laughing out loud. Hope you feel better soon.

LizBeth said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. The OrganizerSon woke up snotty and teary eyed this morning. Have to stay on top of it. . . . .Get all the rest you can! ~Liz, My Texas

LizBeth said...

PS Must have been some kiss!

Kathy said...

I have tears streaming down my face. Too funny!

Piece by Piece said...

Hope you start feeling better soon.
If you have a cold, sorry there is not much you can do, just take over the counter meds to make you feel comfy and time will take care of the rest.
Your exercises had me laughing.
Happy Easter.

Miss Footloose said...

Hope you are feeling better! You wrote:

"So somewhere along the way I must have given dh a hug and a kiss, as he's the only one who I know that is sick?"

See whatkissing gets you! It reminded me of when my dh and I were newly-weds in Kenya (yes we were married there) and we both had throat infections that we kept passing back and forth (apparently).

Our doctor was an Indian guy speaking lovely Indian English, of course, and I remember him shaking his head at us and tell us to stop kissing. We did. And we were cured!

The Witch said...

Lovely post on Lead Feet.
Get Well soon so you can eat all those treats the Easter Bunny will leave you.

Karine said...

Oh dear, Gill I hope you feel better soon!

As for your mammogram doesn't really feel that bad, does it?

John Gray said...

I am so glad I am a man!

Rachelle said...

Sounds like a great hospital! You manage to squeeze 10 minutes of free time from them. ;)

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Perfect - very funny and I am so looking forward to this now!

Get well soon.

~Kim~ said...

Great explanation!! I love it when something medically can be put into words that we can all understand!!! :-)
Hope you feel better Gill!!

The Handmaden said...

Hi Gill,
Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Easter and also Get well soon!

Warmest wishes


Tracey said...

I have an award for you

Zhu said...

Your mammogram prep suggestion had me laughing out loud! :-D

Zhu said...

I like your Canadian & British article and like you, I feel both. I left France when I was 18 (my choice!) so even though I was educated and raised in France, I had my first "grown up experiences" (getting a job, a driver license etc.) in Canada.

I'm still very French sometimes yet I don't know how things work over there when it comes to getting a job, an place to live etc.