My Thoughts mammogram machine

Published on September 13th, 2012 | by utokia



I admit it, I am guilty as charged!  This is what I said to my girlfriend who asked me if I’d gotten my mammogram this year!  That is until I began to have this pain between my arm pit and my right breast.  I also felt a small lump that hurt when I pressed on it!  I’d been exercising lately and worked out to some DVDs that required more weight than usual, so I figured it was just a pulled muscle.  BUT the pain persisted for 2 weeks!

At this point I was beginning to panic inside!  I made my mammogram appointment but in the mean time I got on my knees and began to pray.  Tears streamed down my face as I contemplated how I would handle possibly having breast cancer.  Who would be Mommy to my children if the worse happened!  I had a million and one things going through my head before I even went to my mammogram appointment.  When I arrived, I had sweaty palms!  As I prepared myself for the worse, the technician told me that the results would be mailed to me but she did not see anything abnormal!  WHEW that made me feel good BUT I still had this pain and a small lump and by now it was going on three weeks!  So as soon as I left the mammogram test, I called and scheduled an appointment with my Gynecologist.

The two day wait to see my Gynecologist was two of the longest days I’ve ever experienced!  When I arrived I still had the pain and lump.  I signed in and waited anxiously for my name to be called!  As my Gynecologist performed her examination of my right breast, she explained that the pain and the lump were not in my breast tissue that it was actually on my upper rib cage!  She asked if I had been doing any strenuous exercise.  I told her about the DVDs I’d been doing that required additional weights!  She said well good news, you have pulled a muscle!  But she also said I hope this teaches you how important your routine mammograms are!  She further explained how early detection can improve my chances of over coming breast cancer if it ever happened to me!  A few days later I received my mammogram results in the mail –NORMAL!


To ALL WOMEN who have SURVIVED Breast Cancer, CONGRATS!

To ALL WOMEN whose lives were taken by Breast Cancer, May you rest in Peace!

To find out more information on Breast Cancer, visit

To Support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (for breast cancer), visit

Utokia ~


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My name is Utokia Langley. I come from a family of great cooks, none of them professional chefs but trust me some of the best flavors came from the kitchens in my family! Flavor has always been a priority with any meal, whether it was breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or just a snack.

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