Dec 14, 2009 - 6:15 pm
The first thing I have to say is that this first exam went much better than I anticipated. The nurse used warm water to take the ice off of the speculum, the doc was VERY gentle and it didn't take long. (Not much to look at anymore with only the vagina intact.)
With pelvics and paps every 3 months for the next 2 years, every 6 for the following 3 and yearly after that I'm going to be very used to "feet in the stirrups visits". They may proove to be less comfortable with the addition of the paps, but at least I'll still be here to bitch about them.
We discussed adjuntive radation, which I opted not to do, the lack of studies, varying percentages and recurrences. He said to quit worrying about every little thing and get on with living life because, in the end, itza crap shoot...it'll either come back or it won't and at that time they'll either get it or they won't.
Pretty much meshes with my own personal mantra of "It is what it is".
Observation...lifestyle changes...testing...this will be my life...this is what is going to work for me...what I need to do for me...he was very supportive of that.
What I have is what I have, but my personal plan is to be here long enough to be a pain to my kid's kids.
(I wish I could post a picture here...I'd end with the Qi - life force - symbol that punctuates each of my blog entries.)