As I prepared for my first mammogram, I googled more information about the procedure and, of course, WHAT TO WEAR TO A MAMMOGRAM! I don’t think the technicians really care what you’re wearing. But the advice is to wear a two piece outfit (i.e. not a dress/romper/overalls), so that you can at least keep your bottom half covered. I wanted to wear my Star Wars hat for my procedure, but ended up chucking it in the “patient belongings” bag and not making a scene.

Kimono, Carole Little (thrifted). Sweater, Potion (thrifted). Skirt, Mossimo. Leggings, C9. Boots, Steve Madden. Hat, Disney. Sunglasses, Target. Scarf, Olia Moda. Bag, Nordstrom Rack.

I definitely recommend wearing high heels to your mammogram. Because nothing makes you feel sexier than strutting around topless in heels (and then having your boob squashed).

It wasn’t super fun, but it wasn’t super painful, either. (I guess I have tough old titties.) I wanted to see what was going on, but the tech kept telling me to lift my chin and look at the ceiling. (Why? Is it to keep the radiation out of my brain?) In the end, it wasn’t nearly as bad as other types of exams and I was feeling fine when I left and had the elevator all to myself! (Also, why are the stairs so hard to find in a health center? I could have climbed the single floor*, even after the mammary mangling.)

*The stairs at the parking garage are easily found, but I took the elevator to the fourth level and my car. I was starting to regret the heels at that point.

January 24, 2017

Kasmira Kit

1 Comment

  1. Cindy Jett

    February 1, 2017

    Good for you! So important – I was diagnosed last October on my 56th birthday with Stage 1 Breast Cancer found via mammogram. I had no family history cancer of any kind and never took hormones. I was so fortunate it was found early. I had been to my Ob/Gyn just the month before and she didn’t find it; in fact, it was 2 cm and I never could feel it even after the biopsy pin-pointed where it was. I had a lumpectomy and am halfway through chemo. I’ve continued working but it is challenging. I’m just happy to be alive.

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