No, this blog post is not about my day at the doctor and I won't give you TMI about me. But I did find out something interesting from the "reading materials" provided. Of course I asked questions I thought seemed obvious, but wanted to make sure.
The "for your well being" sheet notes, " Tell the technician if you have breast implants -- special pictures may be needed." I had to ask the receptionist what this meant. She said that b/c of the implant it is difficult to see the actual breast tissue at a normal exam. Then for the mammogram they have to "carefully" (so it doesn't break) take the implant and push it behind the muscle so they can try to see the breast tissue. She noted that even then they may not be able to see all of the tissue. Plus they have to take double the xrays.
Ladies (and their gentlemen who support fake boobs) think about this. Really do you want to have a special procedure (that I hear is not the most pleasant in the first place) that takes extra time and double the xrays? Really? And is this all covered by insurance? If it is, then I have issue with you if your breast implant was done for purely cosmetic purposes.
I've always wanted to know about how breast exams and fake boobs worked. This confirms my thoughts that fake boobs really are silly. Unless you've had something horrible happen and your implant is for reconstructive purposes -- love your body for what it is. If it has areas for improvement - then work out, wear make-up, try a new do...
I can't wait to see all of these girls who received implants in their 20's when they are 90 years old and the only thing not sagging is their boobs. That's a silly thought too.