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Old 12-02-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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No, really! I'm trying to write a "speech to entertain" for a competition, and it's supposed to be a funny speech about mammograms. Does anyone have any stories, suggestions, or can some of you share some entertaining experiences? Anything will help... Thanks so much, CDers!

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Old 12-02-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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you could probably google and find something, there have been several, I think Erma Bombeck actually had one
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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On a testicular cancer support website there is a man o gram cartoon that puts in in perspective. Erma Bombeck piece comes to mind as well.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Eastern PA
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This link is supposed to have mammogram and menopause humor: Mammogram Humor, Jokes & Cartoons
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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I think it's pretty ironic that each time they're ready to fire that shot, they tell you to "Hold your breath and DON'T MOVE!!!" I always remark to the technician that I can't move if I wanted to, so maybe they can cut that piece of the instruction out.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:55 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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No, really! I'm trying to write a "speech to entertain" for a competition, and it's supposed to be a funny speech about mammograms. Does anyone have any stories, suggestions, or can some of you share some entertaining experiences? Anything will help... Thanks so much, CDers!

~D
After I had my first mammogram a few years back and got an all clear diagnosis (infected gland, instead of something worse); I promptly called my MIL and told her I finally figured out why old women had saggy breasts, adn that it was due to all the smooshing and tugging from repeated mammograms.

Dunno if that is what you were looking for, but it was funny at the time.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:47 AM
 
Location: California
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The whole procedure is pretty fracking comical if you ask me. If it wern't for fact that they could actually find something I would assume the whole thing was all some kind of practical joke.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default What is so funny about a mammogram?

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No, really! I'm trying to write a "speech to entertain" for a competition, and it's supposed to be a funny speech about mammograms. Does anyone have any stories, suggestions, or can some of you share some entertaining experiences? Anything will help... Thanks so much, CDers!

~D
Actually, there is not much funny about a mammogram but I did have an experience that although was embarassing, was pretty dang funny. It was some time ago and a friend and I went together for our mammograms. She was waiting inside the booth for her turn to get squished and I was already in the process of getting squished when the fire alarm went off. There I was literally stuck in this machine and just as the tech doing the test was trying to "unstuck" me, a fireman walks into the exam room with me in the machine, exposed in my glory...one boob in and one boob out. He didn't know where to look first and if memory serves me correctly, he looked directly at my "appendage" stuck in this machine. He says, "ahhhh mam...you have got to leave the building"....All I could say was, "We are working on just that very thing"...and "as soon as I can become unglued from this machine we WILL LEAVE"...he backed out of the room totally redfaced. I am NOT a small chested woman so he surely got his eyes full.

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Old 12-07-2009, 04:03 AM
 
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Not funny either but you know how you seem to have two different kinds of techs?

The one who is gentle and doesnt hurt and talks to you while she is positioning you and the other who grabs the boob and pulls you around by it like she is actually having fun making you uncomfortable.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/tasterling/shehadhermammogramtoday.jpg (broken link)
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