First let me just say sorry for disappearing last week and part of this one. It was a pretty hectic last week in Colombia, and I didn't manage to write what I wanted. As always, I managed to leave for the last minute lots of things that needed to be done. Now that I am back, I hope to share with you some of the wonderful things I saw there.
The things that helped me with the exam:
- Talk to the person who is doing the exam, listen to her story.
- Think happy thoughts. I thought about all those times breastfeeding my kids and it made me happy.
- Be grateful.
- Breathe. I had to remind myself to do it.
- Think about the millions of other women that have gone through this exam.
- When they tell you to stay still, stay still! Otherwise they have to do it again.
Have you done this exam before? Was it a good or bad experience? I'm glad mine was over. I am also glad that nothing that I thought about it was true. I'm also happy the result was fine, I just have to keep getting regular check ups, and hopefully they will all be like the first time (I'm crossing my fingers just in case).
Wishing you a most relaxing weekend,
Fun fact not involving mammograms: Colombia has the largest number of orchids in the world, and the biggest diversity of hummingbirds of any country (147 recorded species).