Some of you, well okay- two of you, may recall a post about my abnormal Pap result about a year ago. In the spirit of sharing way too much information with people on the internet I bring you The Update.
Today I received a call saying that, again, my test results show "high grade squamous epithelial lesions". Blargh, I say. The very word 'cervix' makes me cringe, so you can guess how I feel about Pap tests (scrapey brushes on the cervix, for you guys who may not know), cone biopsies (a cone-shaped piece of cervix removed) and then the LEEP, which involves electricity and other stuff that is going to make me faint if I talk about it too long. I'm a wuss when it comes to this.
But yeah, I want to get it done and over with this time. At the last appointment the doctor said it wasn't that bad- as far as pre-cancerous cells go I guess, but to get an exam every 6 months to monitor the cell growth. Well, like a fool I went closer to a year before getting one. It's one of those things that you keep meaning to do (like dishes), and you know you should (like mopping), but you just can't seem to get around to (like laundry). Also you should factor in that this is something scary and dreaded to me, so any rationalizing done to avoid or delay it probably was.
Oh well. I am going to stay on top of it this time. I go in the morning to schedule the colposcopy which determines if I get the LEEP procedure done this time or not. I'm hoping that they will do it and be done with it so I can stop worrying about it.
And now I go faint from typing the dreaded word cervix so many times. Blah.