Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Mammogram and Auction Results

This wasn't the post I had planned to share today, but since so many comments yesterday concerned mammograms, I just couldn't help myself. Besides, I want to add some levity to my posts this month and since yesterday seemed so black, here is a smile. I hope you will schedule your mammograms. It doesn't flatten you quite as much as pictured here.For any new readers, no this isn't an R-rated Blog. Well, it is an R-rated blog. R= Random ! May I suggest you scroll down to the pink picture and start reading there to figure out what's going on here.
There are two links in the text above. (color word/mammogram) Here are more links that concern mammograms:
Now for some more levity, last week I held an AUCTION for a fine-looking young man. It's time to report who was the top bidder. Drum Roll Please !
Anonymous #2, you need to contact me with your mailing address so I can box him up and ship him to you. Your comment read: "Sooo handsome and a Southern gentleman to boot? I know his call sign but for this pictures it will be given "Alabama cowboy with icing on top!" Something awfully romantic about those mountains, too.
Your bid was a home cooked meal and a soft blanket curled up to watch a movie with a Playmate attached to the remote control!
Your call sign for him: Beaves
Congratulations ! He's yours. Now please change his shirt, maybe to one that comes from this shop.
Laughter, which Sir William Osler called "the music of life," makes the unbearable bearable and a patient with a well-developed sense of humor has a better chance of recovery than a stolid individual who seldom laughs.


Blogger C said...

Yes I recall that those mammograms are not too terribly painful - they are too close for comfort contact.

10/03/2006 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Karmyn R said...

Never had a mammogram BECAUSE - insurance will not pay until I'm 40. So, I will try and remember my monthly self-checks until then.

And Dang - I was looking forward to getting some help the gutters next month. Whoever Anonymous is sure is a lucky winner. hee hee

10/03/2006 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger Tiggerlane said...

I had NO FREAKIN' IDEA there was a cartoon artist in the room when I had my mammogram!!

And I don't believe those girls who say, "It hurts just as much if you have small boobs."

Bullshit. These D's aren't made for squashin'.

10/03/2006 06:55:00 PM  
Blogger M J said...

Can I pretend I am Anon #2?

10/03/2006 07:03:00 PM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

C: I've never found mammograms painful, just a bit "tight" for a few seconds. And, certainly not as painful as surgery, chemo, or radiation. I'll take my pinched boobs anyday over those three choices.

KarmynR: Wow! How pretty you are. Look at that avatar. I love it. Listen, there are free mammograms. Not to mention, your doctor can ask for that mammogram especially if there is anyone in your family who has been diagnosed. I don't know how old you are, but if you feel you need one, it's out there somewhere. Check some of the links on my post for more info about this. Sorry about the auction and you not winning him to clean your gutters.

Tiggerlane: Yes, the cartoon artist did mention your name when he submitted this entry for my blog. I told him to keep it anonymous. Those "D's" of yours look pretty flat, girlfriend.

MJ: We will let you pretend you are Anon #2. She had a snuggly blanket and you had a dog that eats underwear. I know, I read your "glob." What can I say ?

10/03/2006 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger G said...

That was a funny cartoon. But mostly it was the reminder I needed - thank you.

10/03/2006 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cartoon is hilarious and almost true. You have taken your readers through a spectrum of emotions the last three days. I can't imagine what it was like for you to experience that. Your daughters must be very strong young ladies and proud of their mom.

10/03/2006 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger C. said...

That cartoon is funny!! And while I understand the necessity and that it's better than the alternative, I'm just not looking forward to it!

10/03/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Congrats to the winner(s), one guy in my life is all I can handle, which would be why I did not comment that day..could not take that chance that my sense of humor would be on that day.
Mammograms are a hard subject for me. I hang on the line between wanting to know and not wanting to know. In the end it is all for the best and I will get mine squished with all of the rest.

10/04/2006 04:14:00 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

G: (Lady with the Lampshade on Her Head) Yes, just a friendly reminder.

Anonymous:...and their mom is proud of her daughters, too.

C: Glad you enjoyed the cartoon. Actually, it a cartoonist rendering of Tiggerlane's "D's" being squished.

Michelle:Very understandable that you wouldn't need another man. I certainly understand the apprehensive that goes with learning the results of a mammogram.

10/04/2006 05:40:00 AM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

awwww, I was out-bid :(

lol, good cartoon of the mammogram, thats how I felt when I had my one and only one done. OUCH!

10/04/2006 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Ouch that makes them hurt thinking about it. I have T.H.O thinking about the coldness of it.

10/04/2006 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

BarnGoddess: Sorry about being outbid. Maybe you could talk Anonymous #2 into at least sending him a shirt from Oklahoma...anywhere in Oklahoma would be better than that Alabama shirt.

Vicki: What is T.H.O.? I'm pretty slow. And, it really doesn't hurt. Guess what? They use heating pads now to warm up the machine.

10/04/2006 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well, I've never had pain involved in my mammogram but discomfort...usually to the machine pulling on skin rather than compression.
I'm here if ya need me sweetie.

10/04/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Damn. I can't believe you picked a luscious meal over a screamy teething toddler.

That's nuts.

10/04/2006 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

Pam: As always, thank you. And I've never had a mammogram that was anything but a little squeeze.

Jenny: What was I thinking? A screaming, teething toddler. Yes, Yes...UPS that baby to me, now.

10/04/2006 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

I haven't been blessed with the smushing of the boobs yet but my mom has smushed many in her life. I'll have to send her over here sometime so she can see that cartoon. Pretty darn funny.

10/04/2006 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won the southern gentleman, how lucky am I! Sorry girls. Loved all the other comments, quite brilliant I must say.
Now what should I cook for dinner??? What movie???
Off to shop for another Alabama Tshirt although it may be hard to find in Colorado!?...might have to settle for a Broncos Tshirt!

How ironic I'm scheduling my 1st mammogram today...the comments have given the scenario a breath of humor...thanks to all you experienced women!

10/04/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous wolfbaby said...

I have had mamograms everyear starting two years before the agem my mom was dx with cancer till two years after i have a couple to go yet... they hurt but they are also worth the peace of mind!!!

10/04/2006 03:04:00 PM  
Blogger No said...

When I turned 40, I was told I shouuld have a mammogram once a year...and you know what, it really isn't as bad as people say it is...it really doesn't take very long and that it could potentially save a life..well, I think it's worth it.

Thanks for sharing your story, Goddess.

10/05/2006 04:31:00 AM  
Blogger Sunrunner said...

Thanks for sharing your story and the great cartoon! Have you seen the "checklist" for preparing for your mammogram?

I didn't realize that we're both in CO! Cool!

10/10/2006 10:13:00 PM  

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