I’ve been sent a colposcopy appointment on 30th March. My most recent smear test was in January. I’m not worried because it’s not the first time I’ve had this sort of thing done and, I figure, if it was terribly urgent, they would have called me in immediately. Having said that, I’m not looking forward to it either. The letter this time made me think they’re inviting a camera crew in there this time! I’ve had more doctors than boyfriends! It’s awful that I didn’t have more fun when I was young, eh?
I hate parking down the road because I can never find a parking spot at the hospital; I hate the time that I have to take off work, and I hate the indignity of lying on a table with my legs in the air. If only there was another way to find scary objects without the use of rubber gloves, a speculum and a camera crew!
Helios asked me if I wanted him to come along. I told him no because last time I had a colposcopy it was painful. I told him after the first time that I was glad he didn’t come along because once it started to feel painful, Helios probably would have decked the doctor doing the procedure. He’s good at charming the locals. (!)
I just hope that they don’t try to sell me the coil again. I tried the coil in 2006 in the hope that it would help my endometriosis but it didn’t and, worse, it twisted my bowel in two places – so I had my second laparoscopy to sort it all out! During my most recent smear test the ignorant nurse told me that I should try the coil and said she’d never heard of the coil having the side effect of twisting bowels. I hate it when I have to correct medical personnel!