Might have some problems …
June 8, 2010
I had my first medical appointment yesterday to get all my labs started … things with that went fairly well … seven vials of blood. Eww. I also received my polio and MMR boosters and started my TB test. Looks like all of those are well on their way and results should be back next week sometime.
However, it looks like I could have some issues. I discussed with my doctor the abnormal results of my paps. First abnormal was last January, then October, then April of this year. It isn’t too seriously – slightly ASCUS, very low grade … nothing is getting worse, but nothing has gotten better yet either. I talked with her about what the potential dangers would be of me going and missing the six month appointment this year. She said she’d talk to one of the specialty doctors (gyno I’ m assuming) but she didn’t sound too thrilled about the idea. She said that my “treatment” right now is six month intervals for two years or until I receive three normal exams in a row. I haven’t even received one normal yet.
I’m not really sure what that means; she didn’t fill me in on what her recommendation was since she’s going to talk to a specialist … but it doesn’t sound good. I’m hoping that she’ll be okay with me waiting until I get one normal test, but then calling that good. However, she has the call on that one 😦
When I go back in next week I’m going to ask her what my options are – ask about the LEEP procedure and see if that’s even a possibility, or what she recommends for getting a normal result … but, worst case scenario I have to wait for three consecutive normal tests which would mean I wouldn’t be medically cleared until next summer 😦 I don’t think that’ll happen; I think one clear test will be fine, but I’m still prepping for the possibility of a long delay.
Needless to say, I’m not too thrilled right now.