My shipment of Glo Bars finally arrived! The US Post Office temporarily â€œlostâ€ my package. I ripped into an Awake Glo Bar in the car:
If I bought these in a store, I would be impressed. But, Iâ€™m even MORE impressed eating them because I know exactly who baked it (Angela) and all the hard work and love that went into itâ€¦ I swear you can taste that. 🙂
After my post office trip, I went to the doctorâ€™s office for some follow-up tests. I mentioned that I had abnormal results but not really what it was â€“ well, it was a pap smear that identified â€œpre-pre-cancerousâ€ cells. This is not highly unusual for a pap smear; however, this is the second time into two years Iâ€™d have this result. (Just an FYI, I do not have HPV, although it is the primary cause of abnormal paps.)
While I was in the waiting room, I was flipping through a magazine and guess who I saw?! Some of my favorite bloggers!
It was so cool to see the women I â€œknowâ€ in the magazine! 🙂
Then it was time for my procedure. I had a coloscopy, which is when the doctor looks at your cervix under a microscope. If she seems anything that looks odd, she takes a biopsy. My doctor took about four biopsies, but she said it was more for a precaution and that everything looks normal. It was incredibly painful, but Iâ€™d rather be safe than sorry any day!
Obviously, getting my cervix cut into is not the ideal way to spend a Thursday afternoon. I wanted to share my experience because itâ€™s so important to get regular pap smears and mammograms (or testicular and prostate checks if youâ€™re a guy). And, of course, get checked for STDs if youâ€™re active! There is nothing to be shy aboutâ€¦. Ignoring health issues or weird test results does not make them go away.
This blog post reads like a Sex Education PSA! :) Sorry!
After that awesome experience (obviously, that was sarcastic), I had lunch:
I was craving veggies so I made a two-egg omelet with cheese, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers.
Plus, a pickle and grapes:
And an Arnold sandwich thin.
I have a LOT of e-mails to catch up on! :) Time to work, work, work.