A couple of years ago I went for my annual pap smear and a week later got a call saying that they found mild dysplasia in my cervix. I went in for a biobsy (after having my appointment pushed back for three months) and they found pre-cancerous cells. The doctor told me that they were caused by HPV, which I no longer had.
Funny thing is that my best friend had the same thing and our husbands had both had an affair with the same girl. So we are guessing that she had HPV, passed it to our husbands, who then passed it to us.
My last pap came back fine, but I'm due another one soon, and I'm terrified. I had to go through everything the last time alone. My husband (who I was divorcing) was in Iraq (and I didn't want him near me anyway) and my boyfriend (who I am still with) was at home in England making preperations to move to the states to be with me permenantly. My mother wouldn't fly to Cali to be with me. It was horrible.
A month ago the website I had built for abused women and women with HPV/cervical cancer went live. I learned so much doing reasearch for that site!
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