Hey lovely readers, hope you are all well! Just a quick blog post to share my relief today as the results of my latest smear test hit the doormat.
If any of you haven’t read my blog post on the importance if smear tests (and why the heck haven’t you!) then you won’t know that I was diagnosed with stage 1 (early) cervical cancer back in 2012 after a routine smear test. Since having the cells removed and recovering from further surgery after complications occurred, I now have to have a smear test every 12 months. Apparently studies show that if you have had cervical cancer once you are much more likely to get it again.
So every year the familiar dread creeps over me and I spend the time around both having the test and waiting for the results with an utter ball – and I’m talking boulder-sized ball – of stress in my belly.
So my result came today and I’m “normal”! Hurrah! The sense of relief is insurmountable. And hopefully I’m in the clear for another year now!
Smear tests save lives, it saved mine. #nofeargosmear