All's Well, Probably


7 comments posted

woosh...scary and the way the doc handled it was just so insensitive makes me want to scream. i know they see some things, but not even a tissue for clean up? my own doctor is weird but she's more sensitive than that. and two weeks till the results? geez...distractions are in order, big ones. this is very nerve wracking and scary, megan...i'll beam positive thoughts at your nether regions...

Posted by Amanda (not verified) on Wed, 01/03/2007 - 06:13

Dear Lord, a few rounds of courses in communication and etiquette wouldn't do that, or a couple doctor's I've had, a whit of harm.

Posted by Pearl (not verified) on Wed, 01/03/2007 - 16:39

try not waving it over so many cancer sites...oh, and positive thinking! yeah!!

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 04:55

Jesus! That doctor need some sensitivity training, ASAP. I've heard that cookies can increase your positive thought radio ten fold. Shall I make you some cookies? It works; I've tried it. I'm trying it right now.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 14:54

Did she mention cervical dysplasia? Because that's what my abnormal-pre-cancerous-cells-pap-test was 20 years ago. It required a couple of trips to a cervical dysplasia treatment centre (which, incidentally, was absolutely jam-packed with young women) for some kind of assembly-line cervical zapping. The freakiest part was getting to see my cervix on a giant TV while it was being zapped. Dysplasia is apparently very common, and doesn't often end up as cancer if treated.

You deserve a better doctor. But I did love this line: "Of course I look pink, you twat."

Posted by zoom! (not verified) on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 21:21

I'll bake you some cookies too. We can do a cookie/pap-horror-stories exchange.

Posted by minxer (not verified) on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 21:50

cookies! cookies!

in truth, though, i'm not that worried - particularly after i keep hearing all these non-cancerous atypical cell stories. and for the one person i know who did have to have the cells removed it was only troublesome because she was living in a different country at the time.

i'll wait to see if i need to worry.

i was bemoaning the lack of tact in my doctor to my friend Chris, and she said "My doctor is really nice, but she's always wrong about my ailments." I guess at least the Goob seems to know what she's doing.

though she did *not* mention cervical dysplasia. sheesh.

what's shocking is that the goob is really much better than the doctor i had before her.

Posted by megan on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 22:39