Monday, July 14, 2014

First Girlie Appointment

I have never had a the pap test or pap smear before. Although I should have at least a year ago, I snaked out of it. For some reason I felt like I should be ashamed of girlie appointments. However, I know it’s natural and much recommended for all women’s safety. Yet, with my health issues I knew I couldn't avoid it for long.  I was going to have to go in and it scared me to death. I had a bad experience with an OBGYN once and it totally effected me. Because I want to document my journey in the medical world and get rid of any fear, doubt and shame. I thought it would be best to share my experience with others, especially with those that might feel the same.

Thoughts BEFORE: I am sooo scared. I did look up what they do before hand so I feel more prepared. I also happened to be doing this appointment with a girl doctor I trust. Still doesn't take the nervous away. To be honest I felt so scared that I thought about going but I knew my health could be on the line. I might be scared about the happening part but I knew I would feel better knowing the results. Plus, I heard that it went fast so maybe that would help. 

Note: I learned that your not do anything with the inside of your vajay-jay 24-48 hours before the appointment. I am glad I did find that because the nurses never did tell when I scheduled.

Thoughts AFTER:  Luckily, I did some research before going so I wasn't walking in totally blind. I was surprised how well and fast the appointment went. The doctor was really nice and walked me through everything. It was a little awkward but not bad. I must admit I did feel a little pain, more like discomfort but it was over fast. The doctor found nothing so far alarming and I should know the results with this week.

Results: (to come).

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1 comment:

Carolynn Markey said...

oh my I know how you feel. I made my mom go with me to my first appointment. I was 17. It was SO AWKWARD AND WEIRD. Now I go every year by myself and treat myself to coffee at my local starbucks afterwards so I have something to look forward to. I also tried to get over how weird I felt and just ask any questions no matter how personal they might get!