As I said, I won’t get super personal as of yet in this blog. In February of 2013 I was told I had abnormal results (dysplasia) and I needed to see a specialist, which happened rather quickly on March 1, 2013. It was all very confusing and lonely for me, since no one I knew had the kind of abnormal results that I did, and had ever seen the clinic so quickly. I was told at my first appointment that things were quite serious and that we needed to monitor the situation. I had to go through some biopsies as well at this appointment. Aside from having no one who had experienced this situation, it was also mentally stressful because I was facing some pretty serious possible results, like cancer, and I had to wait over a month to find out they would just monitor me.
I went back for further testing in September 2013, and unlike most women who do get better and the abnormal results go away, I was not so lucky. My conditioned has worsened and I am now scheduled for a LEEP procedure on November 1st, 2013. I am, as you could probably assume, very nervous about the future, and although this procedure will help, it’s likely not the end of my story, hence why I wanted to start this blog. I have since met many women who have gone through similar challenges and I noticed that we don’t talk openly with our friends and family about this, and other than in-person support groups, there isn’t a lot of support found on the internet. I hope to change this a little.