Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Gentlemen can I have your attention....


On Friday I got a letter. By now you all know how I love to receive letters.

This one was from my local health Centre. It was a reminder that it was time to have a routine test.

Yes the time has come round again to have THAT test. Let me just say it is probably the one we women most dislike – a smear test. The fact that it can save lives does little about how we feel about it. It is silly you know as it only takes a few minutes. Nowadays we are no longer asked to put our legs up in stirrups and told to relax as a doctor (in the past it was usually a man with a gruff manner) approached with a hunk of cold steel! You get the picture.

I always found the Mammogram test just as uncomfortable as a smear test. It is like having a Boob squashed in a vice first horizontally, and then vertically. It was made worse when I realised that nowadays it is the only time someone will ask me to appear topless on film.

Today I had to smile: “Why”? I hear you ask. Well they have found a test for the men in our lives. It only takes a minute and it could save your life, no need to be squeamish…..





6 comments:

K8 said...

HA! Ouch.
Them blokes always have the prostate checks though. According to Billy Connolly, even those tests can be quite enjoyable if you're in the right frame of mind. Where's the justice?!

Marty: said...

I think most men would rather just die.

Conrotje said...

'It was made worse when I realised that nowadays it is the only time someone will ask me to appear topless on film.' - Brilliant :-)

grannymar said...

@K8 "Them blokes always have the prostate checks" - I sincerely hope so. If they don't not alone do they suffer but all their loved ones do along with them.

@marty, see above.

@conortje, it might be brilliant but it is true!

Nancy said...

Grannymar,
"It is the only time someone will ask me to appear topless"

I know exactly what you mean. I went to Mardi Gras this year and they were throwing me beads to put my top back ON !!!

grannymar said...

@Nancy lol. I blame gravity, everything has gone south!!