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Subject:I managed to get quite a bit done today...
Time:10:04 pm
Hubby and I went Christmas shopping today and managed to buy almost all of his family's presents (2 left!) and the majority of the kids santa items and a couple for my family, too.  Now if only *he* would give me some ideas for what to buy him.  Sigh.  And we managed to do it all in 2 hours and a little time online.

After that, I had my first mammogram.  Hubby insisted on going with me.  I'm not really sure if he thought he'd get to watch or something, but he remained in the waiting room while the technician smashed my double D's as flat as she could make them go... which was actually rather impressively, and painfully, flat.  Of course, it took her about 6 tries on each breast.  Gah!  But with one of my good friends just finishing up her final radiation treatment less than a month ago following a successful fight against breast cancer, I was more than happy to let her do what she needed to get the images she needed.

With that done, hubby and I went to grab lunch at a Japanese place near our house.  I'm thinking they must use MSG, because I was sick within an hour of eating.  Blech!  But it gave me an excuse to lay around in bed and finally make a couple of Christmas icons.  And that just put me in the mood to post my Sheppard h/c secret santa fic.  But alas, I can't do that until December 24.  I have been working on the second zine fic a little this past week... finally.  I decided to put this one on Earth with the entire team on a road trip that, of course, doesn't go as planned.  And I hope to get at least one fic finished for the amenesty over at sga-flashfic. 

So, aside from a few frantic bolts to the bathroom from the tuna poke salad, it was a pretty good day.
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piplover
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Time:2008-12-06 07:24 am (UTC)
As icky as the mammogram sounds, I'm glad you did it. I had my first pap smear after a nurse friend of mine practically dragged me in kicking and screaming and found I had the beginnings of cancer. Not that you have the same thing or anything. Just that it's better to be safe than sorry. Ummm.... You know what I mean, right? Ok. I'm can't wait to read your secret Santa story, and I'm eagerly awaiting the new zine. Take care, happy holidays, and I hope your tummy feels better soon.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-12-06 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oh I knew the mammogram was coming at 40 and I firmly believe in them and the paps. A real pain but fairly simple in preventing what can be really devistating diseases. So don't you put those off like you did the paps when the time comes!

I'm anxious to post the secret santa fic, too. I hate to have fics sitting and waiting to be posted. *G* But I can't post until the 24th.
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winter_elf
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Time:2008-12-06 08:33 am (UTC)
I hear you about the mammogram squish. I'd been putting it of for a while, and kept being bugged by my doctor, finally gave in this summer and just did it. I practically fainted and had a panic attack as I was in the middle of it all. *sigh* As I'm 'large' too, I was terrified it was going to hurt, but my doctor had told me to take advil an hour before, and it wasn't really too bad pain wise, but very uncomfortable and - embarassed about the panic attack. Thank god the scans were clean and I'm good for a year.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-12-06 03:18 pm (UTC)
It is definitely strange being handled like that by the tech. The woman who was doing mine was very nice and very good...she kept going and developing the film to see it then coming back and trying something new to try to get more of the pectorial muscles, etc. So the normal 2 on each side turned into like 6 on each side. But as tiresome as it was, I'd rather she was thorough than miss something. I've heard that can be a problem with us well endowed women. *G*
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-12-06 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard its definitely more difficult if you fall on one end of the spectrum or the other when it comes to the mammogram. I actually had the halo procedure last year but ended up paying so much out of pocket because its not covered by insurance yet that I skipped it this year. It's too bad it's not covered because it can supposedly detect precancerous cell up to 7 years before they will show on a mammogram. But I thought the discomfort level was on par with the traditional one.
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kodiak_bear
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Time:2008-12-06 02:18 pm (UTC)
Oh I envy you! Not the mammogram or the msg induced yuckiness...but the almost done shopping. I've got to go today or tomorrow, I'm sitting here drinking my coffee and trying to decide if I want to go face it and get it over with or put it off another day. The crowds are awful in the one part of town I have to go to. Bleeegghhh.

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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-12-06 03:35 pm (UTC)
I may run out and grab a few other things today for the kids. The big stuff is done for them but just need a few other small things to even it out between them...sure you know how that goes. But today is going to be a lot of decorating...Vayda won't leave me alone about it so have to at least do most of the inside stuff but I dread tackling the tree.
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d_odyssey
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Time:2008-12-06 04:00 pm (UTC)
I wish I had my Christmas shopping almost done! Except for Xbox games, it is hard to buy for teenagers when they can't tell you what they want. Have to go later this afternoon or when it stops snowing. At least it is beginning to look like Christmas.

Glad to hear you got the mammogram done. I am past due, keep putting it off. I'm in the same boat as you with the size and dread the pancaking that is to come. It is all for the good though. Sorry to hear about the bad food. MSG sets my sister off like that, too.

Looking forward to your new fics. Yay! Oooh, Sheppard h/c is always at the top of my list. Hope you get all your shopping done, your tests all come out great and you have a wonderful holiday season.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-12-06 06:02 pm (UTC)
We're one of those horrible sets of parents who refuse to buy Xbox or Wii for the kids. I'm honestly surprised they haven't called child protective services for abusing them so badly by denying them the gaming systems. *G*

I'm envious of any snow. I finally turned on the heat in the house this morning for the first time this season. I'm sorry, but when it drops below 60 degrees in the house (it was 59) it's time for heat no matter what hubby thinks. I'm just happy it's finally down in the low 60s during the day for temps... a few weeks ago we were having record high heat in the 80s! Gah!

The fic is pure h/c... beat 'em up and hold 'em close to make them feel better slashy goodness. *G*

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