I had heard horrific stories about mammograms. I vowed I would never have one, then I had to have one. I’m not sure where those horrific stories originated, but they weren’t my experience. My experience was friendly and comfortable and not at all, even remotely, anything like the story I had been told. To think that I had avoided taking this important step in my well being simply because I had heard misleading information about the process, scares me. It scares me, because I realise there must be so many other women, like myself, who may be avoiding having a mammogram. Please, if you haven’t already, get yourself checked out. Be safe, look after yourself.