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My First Mammogram

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I’ve been putting it off for ages, but today I finally went in for my first mammogram.  It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  It really is amazing how advanced they have become.  My favorite part was that the machine automatically released the moment each x-ray was done.  (No waiting for the tech to walk over and release the pressure.)

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The other nice thing was how efficient Kaiser Permanente was.  I was done and out of there 6 minutes after my appointment was scheduled to begin.  (They actually called me in a bit early.)  The tech was so friendly and really explained things to me, like the fact that I have a 2/3 chance of being called back for more tests, just because this is my first mammogram.  In other words

DON’T FREAK OUT 

if I get a call.  It’s probably just routine.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I’m one of the 1/3 that don’t need retesting.  😉