But, OMG, the mammo was as terrible as purported to be. The tech put each boob in a vice and squeezed until I thought she couldn't squish them anymore, and then she gave it one more crank. I can't believe I'm not sporting titty pancakes now. If you had implants, I'm pretty sure they would have popped.
I wasn't really worried about the mammo beforehand, although I did get a wee bit nervous when after the mammo the tech said that I needed to have a sonogram as well. But after the sono they said that I just have a couple of cysts that are completely normal--exactly like my doc said before they tortured my sweater puppies.
BTW, thanks to the commenters who shared your experiences. It was nice to hear from other women who had it done and everything turned out fine.