Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 3 years ago

    Gee, I wonder. eye roll

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    She learned from the Master.

  3. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    She learned from the best! I’m the same way, I’ll do everything for my kids and skip myself so I’ll probably get this call from one of my daughters in 10 years or so.

    Good morning Cathy clan!

  4. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 3 years ago

    Hate them too! Love Dad’s eye roll this morning. Happy Day all.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    Owwww, a certain part of my anatomy hurts just thinking about it!

  6. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 3 years ago

    When a male doctor tells me that there is only ‘slight discomfort’ during a mammogram, I SO want to say out loud, “Let’s put one of your testicles in the squisher, crank it ‘till it’s only 1/4 of an inch thick, and tell you to hold your breath until they finish taking the x-ray. Then do it again in the opposet direction, for each one!”

    Usually, it hurts, but I have been able to tolerate it. The last time, it hurt so suddenly, so painfully, I haven’t been back. I think (but I’m not sure) that it was due to me using hormone replacement therapy and not taking enough pain reliever before going in to my appointment.

    I’m overdue almost 2 years. I gotta go make a call.

  7. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Oh yes – mammograms hurt! But I’ve had quite a few scares over the years, and I’ve had worse times being poked and prodded by male doctors.

    Not many years ago I was called back to a specialised breast clinic which is entirely staffed by women. No men are allowed past the waiting area – and the whole atmosphere was so relaxed, so pleasant, friendly and gentle that it was a breath of fresh air. I was examined in several ways by different doctors, by various kinds of camera and so thoroughly – without pain – that I came out at the end feeling reassured and cared for.

    Ironically, the last time I had an appointment to the travelling screening clinic (which parks in a local supermarket car park) the weather was awful on the day, and I didn’t fancy the walk, so I didn’t go. And I haven’t been back.

    But Cathy’s right! I must get in touch with them again.

  8. GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve had breast cancer and I don’t do mammos. They didn’t show my cancer and it’s excess radiation for very little chance of finding even a cancer that is already there. I now go to a specialist in breast cancer detection and I get an MRI every year — had it today in fact. It’s not fun either, but at least there is no radiation.

  9. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, about 3 years ago

    Well, at least Cathy’s mom is looking out for her. I can’t say much about having a mammogram, being a guy, but knowing Cathy’s mom cares is nice.

    HI, MOM. Hello, Clan.

  10. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 3 years ago

    @rgcviper the black cat

    Actually, it’s the other way around. Cathy is the one pushing her mother to get the mammogram. Cathy was simply doing to her mother what her mother normally does to her.

  11. krisl73

    krisl73 said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve heard it depends on different factors as to whether the mammograms are painful. When I’ve had them, they were uncomfortable but not painful, and I’m usually a wussy about pain :)

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