How to Prepare for a Mammogram

If you’re due for a mammogram any time soon, here’s some advice on how to prepare. This one does the rounds on e-mail from time to time but it’s always worth reminding ourselves what it’s all about:

EXERCISE ONE:

Open your refrigerator door and insert one breast in door. Shut the door as hard as possible and lean on the door for good measure. Hold that position for five seconds. Repeat again in case the first time wasn’t effective enough.

EXERCISE TWO:

Visit your garage at 3AM when the temperature of the cement floor is just perfect. Take off all your clothes and lie comfortably on the floor with one breast wedged under the rear tire of the car. Ask a friend to slowly back the car up until your breast is sufficiently flattened and chilled. Turn over and repeat with the other breast.

EXERCISE THREE:

Freeze two metal bookends overnight. Strip to the waist. Invite a stranger into the room. Press the bookends against one of your breasts. Smash the bookends together as hard as you can. Set up an appointment with the stranger to meet next year and do it again.

THAT’S IT: YOU’RE ALL SET!

"Yes I did have a mammogram today - why do you ask?"

“Yes I did have a mammogram today – why do you ask?”

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