Monday, March 16, 2009

If doctors checked for prostate cancer mammogram style, I’m pretty sure some guy would have invented better technology already. Something that didn’t involve flattening already sensitive body parts to the size of pancakes.

I’m just sayin’.

These thoughts come to you courtesy of a conversation I had earlier today on the perils of pap smears – after having had to endure one this morning. Least. Favorite. Thing. EVER. (Which is probably why it’s taken me almost six years since my last one to schedule this procedure.) Calling all ladies: why do we just accept this brutality and torture?! Rise up, I say, and demand better! Something less...violating! Less uncomfortable! Less awkward for all involved!

(Sigh.)

BTW – Poor Husband sat in on one such procedure recently. The look on his face almost made the whole procedure worth it. Almost.

12 comments:

Desiree and Lars said...

You kill me woman!! I just told Lars he is coming to my next appointment. It's about time I see the look on his face too!! That would be priceless.

I'm rising up woman!

Melissa Tiek said...

I have to say I agree. I feel so violated afterwards. And I have never had a mammogram but the breast exams they do are pretty awkward.

Elise said...

Are you serious?! Kenny watched one?!! I would never even do that! I don't ever want to see what goes on down there! But your husband is amazing so it's no surprise that he would do that for you. I agree though...pap smears were invented by men. Evil!

Freddy and Mandy said...

I've yet to enjoy that part of womenhood. You'll have to go and hold my hand when the time is nigh...

Amy said...

So are you pregnant Jill? Cause that is usually why husbands come to exams....Just sayin.

I seriously hate Pap smears. my last one I had to go home and take a bath because it hurt that bad.

SoCal Rogers said...

I remember when Brian sat through on too... He felt so bad that he apologized to me after. If you think the PAP face is funny just wait until a head is popping out of that area! At my 6 week check up apointment the nurse asked if I just wanted to do my pap that day too... I declined. You would think that after having a baby a pap would be easy.

I love the post! Very Funny!

Nic and Bekka said...

This was HILARIOUS! Perfectly stated :).

Emily Ruth said...

oh dear, jill! I am so glad that you have such a way with words... you make me laugh

Caitlin said...

So I was at this cancer class, and the teacher said that more husbands find lumps in their wives boobies than the women themselves. Funny how that isn't true with men and their, well, junk.

heather said...

Bringing your husband with you to a pap smear appointment is an experience. ESPECIALLY when you're married to Ryan Williams. Oh boy.

Applepwrs said...

are you aware of how doctors check for prostate cancer?

Erin | Adam said...

It sucks but I'm used to it by now...just imagine childbirth and pregnancy and how we'll have to go in there on a monthly basis for 9 months!