Thursday, 29 April 2010

How to prepare for a mammogram

A friend sent me this advice regarding mammograms.

Many women are afraid of their first mammogram, but there is no need to worry. By taking a few minutes each day for a week preceding the exam and doing the following exercises, you will be totally prepared for the test and best of all, you can do these simple exercises right in and around your home.


Open your refrigerator door and insert one breast in door. Shut the door as hard as possible and lean on the door for good measure. Hold that position for five seconds. Repeat again in case the first time wasn't effective enough.


Visit your garage at 3AM when the temperature of the cement floor is just perfect. Take off all 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 with the other breast.


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 up an  appointment with the stranger to meet next year and do it again.

You are now totally prepared.

(Thanks, Lindsay.)

1 comment:

  1. oh Kelly, hilarious!! But still it made me cry...
    I've been so busy with my own rubbish I forget about your enduring so many trials - but I love you M xxx