Today was the day of my annual squish-a-boob test, otherwise known as my mammogram. Yeah, it was THAT day! I used to go to a clinic about twenty miles away to see “Rose” but she retired earlier this year. Nooooooooooo! I loved Rose. She made the annual squish-fest into a non-painful event. No black and blue marks from Rose.
So, it was with great trepidation that I made my way to the clinic for the new woman to slide my breasts between two glass plates and squeeze them flat enough to get a good picture for the doctor to make sure that I do not have breast cancer. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit attached to my breasts! So, I do this annual test to make sure that I can hang onto them for a while.
I realize they don’t make me a woman – they’re only tissue, etc., but I’d prefer not to lose them, given the choice. These mammary glands fed my babies, one at a time to start and then two at a time for the twins. They’ve come a long way. So, I will continue to have them squished once a year. I recommend it. In fact, I recommend reasonable testing for everyone who is able. Whether you are a woman and need a mammogram, or a man who needs a check for testicular cancer. Nothing of which to be ashamed! Take your health into your hands! Get tested!!!
Oh, and Happy New Year!!!! To celebrate, I will share a favorite, if dairy, recipe of ours.
1, 3 lb. container of quality sour cream
1 tsp. granulated onion
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients together. Let the dip set for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight. Enjoy with potato chips or raw vegetables. Yum!