Some of you may recall - I'm the AtoZer who fainted during my first mammogram, slammed my jaw into the machine, fell out of my high-heeled sandals, and hanged by my boob. When I came to, a nurse was attempting to hold me up and screaming for help. Hilarious, yes. Painful, yes (the face slam onto the machine, not the mammo). Typical, yes. I often faint (or get near to fainting) when confronted with anything medical (even conversations can get me going - particularly ones about nodes or veins or connective tissue). Annnnnywho, that first mammo was 4 years ago. That first mammo turned into a 2nd mammo, a diagnostic mammo, a sonogram, a biopsy, a lumpectomy of sorts, and a final diagnosis of - "you're all good, no worries." Well, for the last 4 years my doctor has given me an order for a mammo that requires I make the call to schedule the appointment. Sorry, but, I'm not going to easily make that phone call. So, it's been 4 years since my last mammo. My momma (yes, I'm 40) finally bribed me into making that phone call. I have a mammogram this afternoon. And, my momma is going with me! Bluuuuuuuuuuuh. I hope the tech takes me seriously when I report I am a fainter. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. I insist on using a chair during my mammogram, but 1 tech refused my request. I know this should be part of my health routine. Here's to hoping for a positive experience!