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|02-9-2008 - Good News
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So here is my story. Since last summer i have been having problems with having abnormal paps. Last summer i had a procedure done to remove pre-cancerous cells from my cervix...not fun! The doctor told me that the cells were so severe that i was on the verge of cervical cancer...so scary but very thankful that they caught before it went that far. When i went for a follow-up pap in December it was abnormal but my doctor told me to come back in 4-6 months to re-check. I went in the beginning of June (not knowing of course that i was pregnant) and got another pap done. This came back abnormal and my doctor said she wanted to do a colposcopy. Well...a week later a found out i'm pregnant and i had to change doctors. They didnt want to do anything in the 1st trimester. Knowing that my cervix could have problems during the pregnancy really was making me upset and stressing me out. 2 weeks ago i went to the doctor for an ultrasound and a pap. I hadnt heard anything so i decided to call today and they told me it came back negative!!! I am so excited and relieved. I'm wondering if the prego hormones helped to get rid of the bad cells. Or...maybe my little angel in my belly is helping me out :) Either way right now i feel like a weight has been lifted off of me. I may not be completely out of the woods yet as they will probably do another pap in a few months. For now i am just going to have faith that i will be ok and that my lil peanut will be healthy.
By the way i really wish my baby belly would pop but i think i have a while. The doctor said that since i'm so tall (5'10") that i wont show till like 18-20 weeks because there is more room in me for my uterus to stretch. Oh well i will just be patient. I unfortunately have gained like 10 pounds. The good thing is nobody is really noticing. I guess my height is working towards my advantage.
I hope everyone has a great day.
p.s. That sex drive that went away is finally back :)
5 Comments on Good NewsElizabeth B
- Wednesday, 10 Sep I had the same problem too with abnormal paps for years and had a couple of biopsies, and my g-ma died really young from female cancer, so I of course was concerned about whether I would be able to carry a baby or even live long enough to have one. Fortunately, my doc stayed on top of things, and now I am pregnant. At my last exam, he did a colposcopy and found 2 growths after I had been having normal results for the past year. Very devastating, but the doc said that sometimes the growths are just knocked off during labor. It's interesting that people are saying that sometimes the extra blood flow helps kill off the cells. I have been there, girl, and being pregnant makes me nervous about it too, but as long as you have faith in your OB, you should be ok. Keep the faith that everything will continue to be ok! Good luck and let us know how the follow up appts come out! skyblue882
- Friday, 5 Sep That is great news!!! I've heard that pregnancy can help with that type of thing actually. I just heard that Christina Appelgate is trying to get pregnant (she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer) and the Dr's feel it is safe for her to get pregnant before going through chemo. I guess pregnancy can actually do our body some good.
Lucky that you aren't showing yet...I'm 5ft 4 in heels...so my extra flab doesn't have anywhere to stretch to. :)
Congrats again I am so happy for you! rose baby
- Tuesday, 2 Sep That is wonderful!!! Congrats!!!! jjbronder
- Tuesday, 2 Sep Oh congratulations! that is fantastic news - you must feel on top of the world right now:) I'm really happy for you. Your baby must be your lucky angel! I am going in for a colposcopy tomorrow - not looking forward to it at all, but here's hoping that the news is good. Have a wonderful day:) prettypenny
- Tuesday, 2 Sep Oh Bonnie, this is good news all around!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! I actually read in one of my pregnancy books that that exact situation can and does happen!!!! It also told me that paps REMAINED normal AFTER the baby!!!!! They think it has to do with more blood flow to the cervix bringing more cells to kill abnormal ones. Your pregnancy sure is a blessing! What a wonderful gift from your little angel!-Erin
Oh horray for humping like bunnies :)