Every year the week before Christmas I give myself an early Christmas present. Yes, I am selfish that way. But I love myself, so each year I do it.
This morning I headed to the outpatient hospital clinic and trudged down the long hallway for my annual mammogram. We've all heard the jokes about mammograms... you know the lay down on a cold concrete floor with your boob wedged under the rear tire and have a friend back over it a few times... there are hundreds of mammogram jokes out there. But. Mammograms are no joke. They save lives. Eight years ago a mammogram saved my life. If you are 40 or older, please do yourself a favor and get your annual mammogram.
Every year I try joking with the technician, saying things like "you are going to give this to me half price since you only have to do one scan, aren't you?" or "don't get confused and scan the wrong side, it might pop". They are always nice and joke back. I'm sure they've heard it all.
So today was Merry Christmas to me! Have you don't anything nice for yourself this Christmas?
Oh, and I'm not a complete masochist. After my mammogram I treated myself to an afternoon at the beauty shop. Cut, color, shampoo, and style!