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The “Squished Boob Award”

Posted by on 8 September 2008

Laura and I have been joking around alot via comments on her post about having our boobs squished.  When we started out saying that I was going to make a “boob award”, I don’t think this is what either of us had in mind.  We’ve been trying to convince our dear friend Debbie that she needs to have a mammogram.  She feels like most women that it will hurt too much or be uncomfortable. 

I’ve created this fun little award to display on your blog when you keep your breast exams current.  Every woman over the age of 40 should have a yearly mammogram.  Now I’d like to make it clear, this “award” is in no way meant to be offensive or cause anyone to be upset.  This is meant more as encouragement for women everywhere who blog. 

If you’d like to proudly display this button on your blog, please go to the “My Button” page.  You can then copy and paste it into your sidebar or HTML text.  Please share this post and award with your fellow female bloggers. 

If you’d like more information on breast cancer or mammorgrams, please visit the following sites:

BreastCancer.org            National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Cancer Institute            Susan G. Komen Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation

There are many other agencies, foundations and services that have information on breast cancer and breast cancer awareness.  Please don’t be worried about the pain or discomfort.  The result of not doing yearly exams and current mammograms could lead to much worse consequences.

19 Responses to The “Squished Boob Award”

  1. Elaine

    lol you’re right, I’m too scared to have one, have them stretching my little boobies in between two metal plates and then squishing them! my boobies hurt enuff on their own! very cute AND responsible post of you tho, way to go girl 🙂

    click on my name and go see how i redesigned my photoblog today 🙂 tell me if it’s purday or not.. that means LEAVE A COMMENT lolol jk

  2. Elaine

    Elaine, it doesn’t hurt and they’re not metal. See, that’s how women are misinformed and that’s why abnormalties aren’t often caught soon enough. It’s uncomfortable, NOT painful!!

    I’ll be by to take a look.

  3. Elaine

    thanks Elaine, I guess I will have to go get one now… btw I changed the comment form to white and it much easier to read now.. so there’s noooo excuses not to come visit me and leave comments 😉 love ya babe

  4. Laura

    I want one! I had my boobs squished and prodded last Friday.

    Oh, for you others that haven’t had one. It’s not bad. THE bad thing is waiting. You wait to have it done, then you wait for your results. THAT’S the painful part. 🙂

  5. Debbie

    That’s a good one, saggy boobs and all. LOL!! We don’t have insurance, so that’s why I keep putting this and other things off. Out of pocket’s expensive!

  6. Elaine

    It’s all yours, Laura!! I hope you like it. I know it’s not what we originally discussed, but I think this one might do some good.

    There’s also more pain if you don’t ever do it and end up with the worst results!!

  7. Elaine

    Save and find a way, Debbie!! I care or I wouldn’t tell you this. I know what it’s like, but it needs to be done. Not having insurence and having worse results will cost more in the end!!

    HUGS girl!!

  8. kathy in colorado

    LOL! I would be proud to prove I had my mamm. I’ll grab it after I’ve had mine this year. 😉

    Too cute!

  9. Elaine

    You grab it whenever you’re ready, Kathy!! Good for you on keeping current. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  10. Dawn

    What a great idea Elaine. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 06. I have yet to have my mammogram because I’m STILL nursing. But, my doc will do it as soon as I’m done. (Which I hope will be in the near stinkin future!) LOL

  11. Elaine

    As soon as you have it done Dawn, you pick up your “award”. You obviously know how important it is. I think it’s a good way to spread the word!!

  12. Lis Garrett

    I think this award is a fabulous way to make an uncomfortable procedure a little less uncomfortable for those women who need to have it done. Give me ten more years, and I’ll proudly display it, too!

  13. joy in the Burbs

    Go get them. Mammograms are uncomfortable yes, but not painful! They are worth that 60 seconds of discomfort.

  14. Alyce

    What a wonderful idea! I’m still young enought that I don’t have to have a mammogram yet, but I definitely plan on it when I’m older. I see it kind of like going to the dentist – it’s not my favorite thing in the world, but I like having teeth. When it could be your life at stake, I can’t see skipping the test.

  15. deb burton

    I lost my sister-in-law 2 years ago to breast cancer, and she lost her mother the same way. At the time she and my brother didn’t have insurance (they were able to get some on the kids through the state), but some states may offer special programs for women to get mammos who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get it because of lack of insurance. I would call your local hospital’s radiology dept, or call a larger hospital where they may be more up on program availability. 10 seconds of discomfort per boob is less to deal with than deciding what’s going to happen to your husband and children if you’re not around any more.

  16. Kate

    My mother had breast cancer 10 years ago and in the past two years, it’s come back in different parts of her body. Thanks to cancer research – she’s doing well and has every reason to expect that she will live a long time. But the mamogram is what saved her life. While it didn’t exactly catch her first occurance of cancer early – it caught it just in time.

    I had my baseline mamogram last year and I was expecting it to be hideously uncomfortable. But it was kind of a non-event. A little weird – but not at all painful.

    You’ve listed some great resources – thanks!

  17. Melissa B.

    What a great idea to encourage Breast Cancer Awareness! On a completely different note, please drop by my place today–we’re featuring our regular Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. There are no winners, but it’s a whole lotta fun!

  18. Elizabeth

    What a great idea! I’ll definitely be picking up your button and posting it soon!
    I am a survivor of Hodgkin’s Disease, a form of lymphoma. I’ve had 2 bone marrow transplants.

  19. Veggie Mom

    Great idea–you’re doing a good thing, you know that? BTW, got a Great New Giveaway going on over at my place, to commemorate my 100th post–please stop by!

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