Kristal

This site is about my experience with cervical dysplasia, as well as anything else I might feel like discussing!

Background

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Background

  1. I commend your strength in sharing something so personal, and admire your willingness to seek support via social media. I am a Muslim and have wanted to blog about being a mother and wife who works outside (and inside) the home to share any insights I have learned along the way, but I’m nervous of criticism. With your situation, you’re unlikely to get criticism, but support, so I think you’re taking a great approach.

  2. I hope I get support, but I always worry about criticism too. I’d be very interested in reading your story, if you wanted to blog about it, as I don’t know what it is like being a mother or of the Muslim faith.
    And thanks, sometimes I don’t feel very strong, but I guess I must be 🙂 It’s easier to go through scarey things with support, instead of all alone, so I think that is what drives me right now.

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