This morning I had a Mammogram. For those of you who have had this experience, you know what these are used for. For those who don't ( if you are faint of heart , click off this post now. We will wait........... ) For all you brave woman ( maybe some men ) who are still here, I will explain. These are placed DIRECTLY on the nipple. They look like a band-aid. Smell like a band-aid, and feel like a band-aid. The difference is, they have a metal ball on the end so the technicians will know where this particular body part is while reading your x-rays. After the procedure is finished, you return to the changing room. Now, for the dreaded band-aid rip! eekk ! Then, it was over. I wiped a bead of sweat off my upper lip and continued to put my clothes back on. I only lost one layer of skin; which in retrospect, isn't that bad. On the drive home I was longing for the earlier days when you were given authentic pasties with a silver stud on the end. You could wear those home, add a tassel and you were ready for a night out on the town.