Monday, November 9, 2009

Life is Good. Life is GREAT.

So I'm not one to talk about physical things. Unless it's something silly like my back. I for one can not stand when people go into great detail about body stuff. Especially if they go on about womanly issues. It makes me ill!

However I feel I should share something with you. In hopes that it will make you all more aware of how important it is to go to a Doctor. ANNUALLY!

When I was pregnant with Lex at my first appointment with the lady doctor they did the usual annual exam. My results came back as being abnormal.

I was suppossed to follow up with that but I never did. Until like the last month of my pregnancy.

I had to see a different OB because my Midwife was out of town. He looked through my file and noticed the results. He ordered me to do a series of tests and to come see him for another exam. I did and he said that he would have to do a more invasive exam after I delivered.

I made the appointment but never went. Shame on me.

I was watching a show and they discussed cervical cancer. They started talking about the tests that are done to determine if it's cancer. I realized then that those were the same tests that they had been doing on me.

I was scared and started crying. Not because I was afraid of dying. But because I was mad at myself for taking this so lightly. I'm a wife and a mother now. It's not just me anymore. I have too much to do here and too many people to care about.

So I immediatly scheduled an appointment but had to wait like 3 weeks to be seen.

I went in today. All clear! No scary "C" word for me. However...those abnormal cells are some cause of concern. I now have to make an appointment with the Dr. every six months for the next few years, since those abnormal cells can turn into the scary "C" word.

It was a small thing but it scared me straight and not take my health for granted.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Oh my back!

I injured my back. I didn't do anything. I woke up and it's been mad at me.

So my husband has been wonderful and has been taking care of The Turtle and told me to stay in bed.

There's nothing on tv so I had him bring in the Roku Box. I <3 our Roku Box. It's a machine that you hook up to your tv and it connects to Netflix and you can watch the movies on you tv.

I watched "So I Married An Axe Murderer" "Paris, Je T'aime" "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "It Happened One Night."

I liked them all. And it was a lovely way to spend my Sunday. However I was thinking I should've read. Meh.