Post # 1
I previously wrote about my “abnormal pap smear” results that had me thinking the worst. It was the first time I had ever had a result other than “normal”. So naturally I spent the couple weeks until my follow up appointment obsessively googling everything I could and basically scaring the crap out of myself.
I went in yesterday for my follow up visit. Turns out everything in lady land looks normal and healthy after all!!!!!
They took another sample just to be sure but I was told to just be sure to stay on top of my annual visits and come back in a year!
Thanks for all your support and for sharing with me your stories to help make me feel better!
Post # 3
@stardustintheeyes: Glad to hear everything is okay! I’ve had a couple of “slightly abnormal” paps and it is NOT a fun feeling! Definitely made me realize how important it is to stay on top of those annual paps! 🙂
Post # 4
@Puppy Love: the procedure they had to do was much more uncomfortable than a pap : I am glad though that I went in. The peace of mind it gave me is priceless! and yes, I will not be skipping my annual visits anymore!
Post # 5
@stardustintheeyes: Yay!! Nice news for a Friday 🙂
Post # 6
@canarydiamond: yes it is! my wonderful FI went with me to the lady doctor for support since he seen me freaking out about this. He sat in the waiting area by himself while I went in 🙁 it must have been so awkward for him! lol he was real sweet to go with me though.
Post # 7
@stardustintheeyes: Yay, that is great news! 🙂
Post # 9
What great news! You must be so relieved. I’m so happy to hear everything is okay! And your FI is such a trooper. 😉
Post # 10
@Gemstone: he is! lol afterwards he took me to starbucks and I got a big cookie and a fun drink (and a ton of calories!) and then he took me home so I could sleep. while I was asleep he took my car to wash it and clean out the inside so when I went to work this morning I was surprised to get into a shiny clean car! with a full tank of gas! if you knew me, you would know that this kindof thing is the way to my heart 🙂 its super romantic in my eyes.
Post # 11
This happened to me too before… and I was in the military and the idiot called me AT WORK and said “it might be cancer.” I was 19 and freaked out.
Anyways they did that thing where they snip a chunk out I forget what it’s called – goddamn awful is what it should be called – and everything was fine!
I am glad you are okay. There is nothing worse than getting an uh oh call about your ladybits!
Post # 12
I have had that happen too, not fun at all!
But here are a couple tips my doctor told me AFTER I got an irregular pap!
- Try and schedule your appointment for the 3rd week of your cycle. So not the week of your period (1), not the week after your period (2), and not the week right before your period (3)
- Do NOT have sex within two days of having your pap!
Apparently these things can cause irregular cells to show up on your pap – I really wish someone would have told me this before my first pap!!!!!
Post # 13
@deetroitwhat: I was at work too when they called me! they didn’t say it was anything though they just explained that it sometimes happens and that a follow up was required to try and figure out what caused the irregular result.
@FMM: I had thought I had a yeast infection prior to going in to the doctor and had used monistat the night before. I hadn’t planned on going into the doctor yet (was gonna try otc stuff first) and the next day things just got bad so I ended up going in unexpectedly. We did my annual because I was due and happened to be in the office. So its entirely possible the monistat had something to do with the irregular result. No matter what though, even with that being a good possibility, it wasn’t fun to get that news, especially at work! all the worst possibly outcomes ran through my head!
Post # 14
@deetroitwhat: A colposcopy? I had one of those last Tuesday. Not fun.
I did test positive for HPV, though, so we know it wasn’t just something funky with the sample. I’m really stressed out from school, so my NP thinks my immune system isn’t fighting to suppress it like it’s supposed to.
Post # 15
@strawbabies: yes a colposcopy 🙁 it was terrible! this so called “painless” procedure was so not painless. I asked the nurse prior to the procedure if it hurt much and she said I would feel some slight discomfort if I felt anything at all. What a dirty rotten lying liar!
Post # 16
Ya dont worry. I had abnormal cells for a few years. They went away though. Had to have paps every 6 months (not fun). But now i’m alllll good.