I assure you I don’t ask this question for personal reasons.
As a matter of fact, it took me ten minutes to come up with the above title to make sure I used the least offensive terminology as possible. Out of the 20 slang words I came up with, I think “boob” plays it safest.
I received an email recently that from a fellow celiac who, because of a “lack of a rack” (her words…not mine), suffered an injury during a mammogram. Nothing to laugh at for sure, but the way she tells it is pretty darn entertaining. And she wanted to know if perhaps her small chest was common among celiacs.
So read on and let us know how…ummmm…if…ummmm…what…ummmm. Do you have small boobs or not????
That was a passing phase and now here I am onto a new phase.
I’m a rack challenged girl, Dude. Basically I’m admitting that I’m not well endowed in the boob region. My three sisters got it all, but I’m just not that fortunate. How bad is it you ask? Picture two snack size Ziploc bags with a 1/4 of a cup of water in each. I recently had a routine mammogram and due to my lack of a bosom, I suffered an unfortunate injury.
While the technician was attempting to pull and tug to produce some amount of tissue to actually squish, I suffered a tear to my rotator cuff. Now, I will disclose at this time that I’m an out of shape 41 year old woman and I did not stretch or warm up before my mammogram. Honestly they should have just squished the waddle where my tricep should be.
I thought about making up some great story to explain my injury, but at the last minute I decided to own it. I told the nurse, the x-ray technician (who asked permission to share my story with co-workers), the doctor, the ladies at the checkout counter and now when others inquire about the reason for the sexy black sling and really bad hairdo, I speak the truth.
Who knew that an IBTI (itty bitty titty injury) could bring so much joy? Then I have the uncomfortable moment when the recipient of my story, stops laughing and awkwardly checks out my rack to see just how flat I am. But it’s all good! While waiting for my x-rays, my husband texted to tell me that my mammogram was clear so I’ll take a torn rotator cuff and keep on trucking.
Long story short, Dude…I’m now wondering if other Celiac chicks share my lack of a rack. Basically I want to blame this injury on Celiac Disease. Can you bring that full circle for me?
I’m two years into this diagnosis and sadly, a gluten free diet has not led to a growth spurt in that region so I’m not holding out hope for improvement. And when I think about it, I would be sad if I couldn’t chest bump my husband during sporting events (see, there are perks to being flat chested!).
Still loving and appreciating your blog…Your rack challenged fan.
I just love this community!!