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Beckie: You are so sweet, thank you! Looks like Panik did an excellent job, as usual, in answering your question about the coffee grinds and bleeding. I hardly bled at all post LEEP, but my 1st period afterwards was a very bright red....something about messing with the cervix...I remember my first period after the ECC was very bright too. Hmmmm, I guess we irritate the cervix in all of this and the bright blood and cramps are what happens. Ya would think that the cervix would be more grateful, we are after all helping it to become more healthy...and this is the thanks we get?! LOL *wink*

Small: Welcome aboard! I genuinely appreciate your insights on the boyfriend thing. I have to say that you are probably right. I hope your ECC results come in soon and that they are favorable....keep us posted!

After reading Panik's post it occurred to me that another nuance of this could be a degree of shame, embarrassment, or guilt. My guy tends to take responsibility for the world and his ex-wife did have cervical dysplasia, she had cryo I believe...I wonder if he thinks this is his fault??? OMG! I made it a point to tell him that if we do have HPV, there is no way to know who gave it to whom, when it was contracted (we have both been married before), etc... CRAZY! I don't want him to feel that way, but it would explain a lot! Hmmmmmmmm???

Panik: When this first came up with the abnormal PAP, I definitely obsessed on it. I was so scared and needed some reassurance and ofcourse exhausted the resources on the net learning about it all. Blah blah blah, that was me....babbling on and on trying to figure it all out. Once I had the LEEP I really calmed down me it seemed the worst was over once the LEEP was done. Thank Gawd cuz I was a real head case before that! Now, things are pretty much back to normal around here-- all though a nice picnic or something is very well deserved and it sounds romantic. Good suggestion Panik! Guess I just like to try to figure things out, I like to know the reasons and motivations for peoples behavior. Once I felt like I had the medical stuff under control, I had the time and energy to try to figure my boyfriend out. I may never get to know why his brain went into neutral, but thanks to you and the ladies on this board I feel like I am getting closer to the source. *big smile*

Ahhhh, Panik bought me a birthday cake! How sweet is that? Yes, I think you should have a piece of cake in bed while relaxing and watching a good movie! Stay away from those dishes girl...dishes and peaceful dining do not mix. Did I read that lived in Waco???? I graduated from High School there and my son was born there!!! Small world, eh? As for the job, the plane ride, and your condition...I would suggest waiting on the interviews until your bleeding is under control. The last thing you need is to get and then lose a good job. How depressing! Give yourself a break, get well, and then get the job....finances permitting.

Willow: Come out and play!!!!!

As always, you guys are the greatest...thanks for everything! For the humor, the support, and for letting me bend your ears. I tried to tough it out, but just had to know about the boyfriend thing. I am so glad I posted that, I almost didn't, but as it turns out I wasn't alone!!! Thanks again for the advice and camaraderie. Y'all make a tough situation bearable! Talk about making some lemonade!

God Bless,
Greetings One and All!

I remember that crazy shot, my legs shook uncontrolably after my LEEP! Well, I have the final verdict on my results. Y'all may remember that the numbers and some of the terminology kept dancing around on me? Well, the PAP did say CIN2 and 3 with a high grade lesion. The ECC did say benign. And, the LEEP did confirm the PAP. The problem unfortunately was in the cervical canal and I guess that's why the ECC missed it. My doc says that I am out of the woods!!! She says for me to come back in 3 months for a PAP and a better (no doubt more painful) ECC to keep a check on things. When I asked her about my margins she made a reference to something I have never heard before, but meant that she cauterizes outside the margins. She said that there is a 90% chance that she got everything between the LEEP and the cauterizing, but mentioned that the possibility exists that they may have to LEEP me again. I said NO WAY, hysterectomy first. She said it was my decision. So she was very straightforward which I more mystery..yahooooey! Oh, and only the people on this board could appreciate this.....she said my cervix looked fabulous and had healed very well from the LEEP! YEAH BABY!

So all in all a pretty good report. I'll let y'all know what I decide on the hysterectomy and of course your input is welcome. When thinking it over, remember that I am 38, have uterine fibroids and endometriosis in addition to my recent cervical scare.

Oh, apparently I do have HPV cuz she said that my quitting smoking is the very best thing I can do to help my body suppress the "virus." We never tested for it, but it is a pretty safe assumption from what I can gather.

Panik: not long now Sweetie! I sure hope this next procedure does the trick. Say, has that guy been back by your house lately?

DAMNIT....that's my phone...I'll be back later to fully catch up.

till then,

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