Many women are afraid of their first mamogram, and even if they have had them before, there is fear. But, there is no need to worry. By taking a few minutes each day for a week preceding the exam and doing the following practise exercises, you will be totally prepared for the test.
Best of all, you can do these simple practise exercises right in your own home.
Exercise #1: Open your refrigerator door, and insert one breast between the door and the main box. Have one of your strongest friends shut the door as hard as possible and lean on it for good measure. Hold that position for at least 5 seconds. Repeat in case the first time was ineffective.
Exercise #2 : Visit your garage at 3 am. when the temperature of the cement floor is close to perfect. Take off all your clothers and lie comfortably on the floor sideways 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.
Swith to your other side and repeat the exercise for the other breast.
Exercise #3 : Freeze two metal bookends overnight. Strip to the waist. Invite a stranger into the room. Have the stranger press the bookends against either side of your left breast and squash the bookends together as hard as possible. Repeat for the right breast. Make an appointment with the stranger to meet again in one year to do it again.