Jul 11, 2010 - 9:17 pm
I've been on the Breast Cancer boards since October 2009 after surgery for it in July of that year. Because I'm taking Tamoxifen, I sought out a gyn instead of continuing to use my family practitioner anymore. The annual pap that she did showed HPV. None of my other paps ever showed that. Ever. Annually. So, my question is, where did it come from.
Although my husband had a 2 year affair 16 years ago, he swears he has been faithful since then. He came out of it a changed man, the kind we would all want; it was an eye opener for him. So after a year of separation, which was the second year of his affair, we got back together.
My gyn tried to say that the virus can hang around for years and reappear anytime my immune system is low. I know it was not at its tops when I was going through radiation and all with the breast cancer. But I've never been diagnosed with it before.
Maybe it wasn't tested for routinely 16 years ago? And it's been under the immune system radar since then? And cropped up just around the time I had cancer treatments (no chemo)? Or has he been with someone else and infected me? What do you think?