Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mammograms and Ogopogo Hallucinations

Once a year I go for a mammogram.

Not the most pleasant experience but, by far, not the worst.

And it is quick.
 In, strip, four images and leave.
10 minutes to save your life.

I don't always get the same technician.  
Some are young, some are old, some are chatty, some are funny, some are odd.

Friday's technician fell into the last category.

She and her husband were driving back from Vancouver and when they passed through Peachland or Summerland, or one of those tiny towns perched on top of a mountain side with a clear and full view of Okanagan Lake, when she saw Ogopogo.

Ogopogo is a mythological creature similar to the Loch Ness Monster.
It is said to live in Okanagan Lake.

Several say they have seen it and the only documentation is some wave action where this water creature was said to be.

I'm pretty sure it isn't real but I still panic when weeds touch my legs.

Back to my mammography technician story.

She told me, while standing behind her protective screen, while I was trapped - held captive really - in her imaging machine that people who do not believe that Ogopogo exists are really narrow minded and she was going to, single handed if necessary, right the world of this wrong.

'Get any pictures of it?' I asked (knowing the answer would be no.)

"Everyone wants pictures! is it not enough to just realize that we are not alone in this world? That other things exist?"

I was getting a bit nervous.

'Did your husband see it too?' I asked
'Of course not, he was driving.'

Uh huh - just as I thought.

My take on her sighting of this mythical creature?

I hope someone reads the results of my screening.
I'm not sure what she might see in the image of the insides of my breasts..


These aren't mine.
Mine aren't that perky.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Perky shmerky! Nobody's looks perky when they're squished between those two plates.

Personally, I'd prefer to see Ogopogo rather than a Sasquatch. No reason. Just sayin'.

Joanne Noragon said...

Ogopogo...wasn't he one of those old comic strip characters?

Busy Bee Suz said...

Who is perky after the age of 18? :)
She is a loon.
Or loonie.
But really, I DID see Big Foot when I was about 14.
And no, I won't be able to give you your next mammo.

Millie said...

Mmmmm, me thinks that this old gal needs to make a beeline for the Twilight Home For The Terminally Bewildered Radiolgy Techs! You are a hoot Joy, Canada's answer to Bill Bryson.
Millie xx