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  • About a month ago I went in for a regularly scheduled pap test. I thought there would be no problem because there had never been any concern in the past. A few days later the nurse called me back and told me I had an a-typical pap and the sample would need to be tested for HPV. Already, I was floored. I couldn\^t belive that there was even a possibility that I might have HPV. I got a call a few days later from my doctor and he told me to confirm that the labresults showed I have HPV and I would need to come in for a colposcopy. I went in the next week and that was a little uncomfortable. I felt pinching and did not like that at all. It is funny looking back that my doctor told me I wasn\^t allowed to have sex for a week and I was sooooo upset because my boyfriend lives out of town and we were planning to see eachother that weekend... ha ha... It has been over a month since we\^ve been together and it will be another few weeks until we will be able to. Anyways, after the colposcopy my results came back and of the three tissue samples taken, one had mild and another had severe dysplasia. I was thrown for another loop. I just couldn\^t imagine how things could get so bad so fast. So, a couple days ago I had a shallow cone biopsy. The recovery time was short, just a day, and I am glad to know something is being done to slow the spreak of the pre cancerous cells. I still have fears that I will have difficulty conceiving or that I will get the results back from the cone biopsy and have cervical cancer. I just don\^t know how much more of this I can take. I feel like I have tried to do all the right things all along and then this just hit me like a ton of bricks. But, you wouldn\^t know it if you spoke with me. I just go about my day and act like everything is all right but it is exhausting having to worry about these things. How does everyone cope with that? Also, I have been told that some research shows that the guardasil shot may be helpful in preventing the spread of precancerous cells. Is that true? Is there any research that supports that? Ok, that\^s all for me now. I will have to wait until I get my test results back on Tuesday, fingers crossed, hopefully the margins are clear...Thanks to everyone for posting their stories. They have given me a lot of piece of mind.
  • 05-02 -2008
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