Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost over and I wanted to share a funny story with you. (Don’t worry, I got permission.) While there is nothing funny about breast cancer, the awkwardness of a mammogram is occasionally good for a laugh. Like the time my mom got stuck during her mammogram.
This is my mom. She is known around our house as Pumpkin (which she hates, but that’s the name my kids gave her and it stuck.)
And this is the story of the time Pumpkin got STUCK in the mammogram machine.
It was just your average, every day routine maintenance mammogram. Until it wasn’t.
Yes, the machine broke in the middle of my mom’s mammogram.
I imagine it looked like this:
She was topless and squished inside the machine and the female tech couldn’t get the machine to open enough to get her out.
So they had to call in a mechanic to fix the machine. While my mom was still in it. The dude had a really hard time fixing the machine, but eventually she was free and she lived to tell the story.
Let this be a lesson to mammographers everywhere, please check your equipment before you go checking ours.
And ladies, go get your mammograms. It can’t be any more awkward than my mom’s.
Linking to Finding The Funny