Side note: I read today that only 70% of Americans wash their fruit before eating it. Um, gross. Not only is there dirt on fruit, but fruit is also covered in wax and pesticides. Please wash your fruit! 🙂
My lunch was delicious (and washed):
I had two organic blue corn tacos, which I stuffed with black beans, cheddar cheese, spinach, and salsa. Yum!
I also had a carrot:
And a double serving of Stacyâ€™s Pita Chips. So addicting.
Necessary, Part III
This afternoon, I am going to the doctor for the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), which is when the doctor cuts out a portion of my cervix. Iâ€™ve written about my abnormal pap smear (this post) and my abnormal biopsy (this post) before. Basically, these tests reveal pre-cancerous cells, which must be cut out.
If youâ€™ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that my family is not one to rush to the doctor. I probably wonâ€™t even deliver my babies in the hospital! So, after my gynecologist told me to have the LEEP procedure, I spoke to three holistic doctors about my options. Two out of the three doctors said to go ahead and do it. The third said that I should wait and get another biopsy done in 6 months; however, Iâ€™m not sure what my health insurance situation will be and donâ€™t want to put it off. Also, hearing from so many other readers and bloggers who had the same procedure done made me feel more comfortable.
Iâ€™m obviously really nervous, but the Husband is coming with me. I felt really bad after the biopsy and couldnâ€™t run for a few days, so Iâ€™m expecting this to be worse (they arenâ€™t knocking me out or anything).
I am also really mad. Iâ€™m trying to get over my madness because itâ€™s not productive. Part of me feels like â€œWhy me?â€ I am mad because I am a very healthy person who eats right, exercises, has been screened for STDs, etc. Realistically, I know that even the healthiest people get diseases (like my friend Megan who has leukemia for the second time).
I know some women feel shy talking about gynecological issues, but I feel like itâ€™s important to talk about it. Being a healthy woman isnâ€™t just about eating vegetables and exercising â€“ itâ€™s about engaging in safe sex, getting regular check-ups, and doing things like the LEEP to prevent cancer.
I promise to stop talking about vajayjays tomorrow. 🙂
Do you get second opinions before medical procedures, or do you tend to trust your doctors? I am very untrusting, obviously.