I am very fortunate to not have health issues. Aside from childhood allergies that have all but gone away, it's rare for me to be sick. I hardly even feel side effects from medication or get seasonal hay fever symptoms. Like I said, pretty lucky.
I believe in preventative care. Before last year, that was purely a philosophical stance. Women's care and health screenings have been a hot topic of discussion and political fervor recently, and more than ever I believe that everyone should have access to routine exams. Things happen, things pop up when you least expect it. It certainly did for me. After ten years of nothing but clear exams, my doctor found high grade dysplasia on my annual visit. One year, two colposcopies, and three additional paps later, nothing had changed. Yesterday I went in for a leep procedure that (hopefully!) eliminated all of the pre-cancerous cells. We'll know for sure in a couple of weeks, but my doctor is confident that everything will be fine.
|post-op, loving pain killers|
This has done nothing but reaffirm my believe that all women should have access to these sorts of tests. I am doing just fine today (thank you, percoset!) because this was caught early and treated aggressively. This is my PSA: preventative care is the best care.
Here's to health!