It's an annual thing like filing your taxes, planting a garden, eating turkey and making a resolution, yet it just may be one of the most dreaded annual events in a woman's life.

I have been a part of the annual boob squishing society for the last 5 years. (yes, I am a spring chicken, :) but they say I have a lot of "stuff" inside there so they have to watch it closely) I should be used to undressing in front of a stranger and having them play stretch Armstrong with each of the girls by now, but for some reason, this is just not one of those events that is ever fun.

I'd really rather file taxes, okay maybe not, but definitely plant a garden over baring it all and having someone manipulate my boob to the point of me not knowing if it will ever regain it's original shape.

I can guarantee you that if a man had to but his, um... well, ahh, unit(?) up in between these plates that come together and squish your stuff to find out if they had something wrong with their, you know, they wouldn't do it and there would even be less men per each woman in this world. Seriously, we do not get the proper pats on the back for keeping ourselves healthy, and I haven't even mentioned the ice cold 'jaws of stainless steel" that we encounter with our physicals each year, I know for certain that I would rather bend over and cough than encounter the 'jaws of stainless steel' (which by the way are a lot larger than a finger-I'm just saying)

I am not sure who invented this monstrosity, but clearly it was not a woman. A woman would have figured out how to make it out of marshmallows and have a trunk of chocolate to gnaw on while we "lean forward and hang on" Okay, just an FYI, I just looked it up and the inventors of the first boob squisher were Patrick and Jack in 1986 (their invention was closer to what most offices use today), but long before that Albert invented a way to take a peek inside (he developed the first machine in 1966). I told you it had to be men! I am glad for the technology, don't get me wrong, but there has got to be a better way.


  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women
  • Each year more than 220,000 women will be diagnosed each year and more than 40 thousand of them will die
  • Breast cancer is rare in men, but still the same, 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year


Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life.

Have fun with the gallery of pictures, I take you through a picture tour from the waiting room to the end... let me tell you, no lotion or deodorant yesterday in 68 degree weather wasn't pretty, I was very excited to be able to clean up, lotion up and spray myself with deodorant.