Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Sign

Kitty is a very healthy woman. Aside from being overweight and having a little arthritis in my knees, I take no medications and haven’t been to the doctors in years aside from my annual gynecological exam and mammogram.

When I received a call from my gynecologist at work the other day, I immediately got a knot in my stomach. “You tested positive for HPV which is a sexually transmitted virus. You could have gotten it 10 years ago…” Those words rang in my head as she explained all of the possible outcomes and options in a completely non-judgmental way.

I hung up the phone after making an appointment for a biopsy and began to do some research. So basically yes, HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. Different types produce different results from simply existing silently in your body and never progressing to developing into fully blown cervical cancer.

As I was researching I heard my father’s voice behind me saying, “Enough is enough. What are you doing here? Is it really worth it for a cheap thrill in a hotel room?”


This HPV…it’s a sign. Something has to change. Well, many things have to change but first things first. Kitty needs to get through this biopsy and re-evaluate.

6 comments:

Same sassy girl said...

Good you got tested, and have a chance to do something if there is anything to be done. I'm praying it's the "never progressing" thing!

Naughty Kitty said...

Thank you Sassy. I am taking it as a sign and a wake up call to be and act more responsibly with my body.

Max said...

That's a scary diagnosis. Good luck!

Jack Bader said...

I pulling for you Kitty... I am sure its a scary thing, hopefully like Sassy said it is the never progressing thing.

WestsideTori said...

Dont read too much on the internet, it will make you crazy. It will be okay. Sending good thoughts.....

Naughty Kitty said...

Thank you all!