July 04, 2007
So, I went to my Mammogram appointment yesterday and I got my breasts squashed and pinched. It wasn't the worse one I've ever had, but it certainly wasn't pleasant. You know if 1% of the money spent on Viagra or "erectile disfunction" studies and research was spent on a better way to check for breast cancer, maybe this annual exam wouldn't be so unpleasant and women wouldn't hesitant or be neglectful about this important test.
The Sleep Study was an adventure in torture of a different kind. I had to arrive at 8:30 and immediately get ready for bed. I was told I didn't have to try to sleep right away, but he needed to prep me by 9:00. The prep was easy on my part, I had to sit in a chair and let them do the work. The work consisted of attaching over 20 probes, mostly on my head WITH GLUE!!! So, now I'm sitting there with glue all over my head and parts of my body, he then straps these uncomfortable bands above my chest and on my waist and then around my feet. All these wires are hanging down around me and are connected to a juction box, which in turn is attached to a computer style 20+ pin connector. The tech tells me to not touch any of the stuff hanging off of me but to get comfortable and try to get myself drowsy. Every 20 minutes or so, this tech comes back to see if I'm ready to sleep. Even though I wasn't, I said the hell with it and tried anyway. Have you ever tried to get comfortable with 40 yards of wires hanging off of you? Well to end the story, it took me hours to fall asleep, I slept like crap and then I got woke up at 6:00 so he could remove all the junk he attached to me, except of course the GLUE. I washed my hair twice and am still picking it out of my scalp.
Happy 4th of July, I'm going to sleep through it....Bunny
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