Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Pap smear


I have to go get my follow-up pap smear this morning. I'm really not looking forward to it. On top of that, I think I'll be having pap smears every three to six months for the next year or so to make sure we killed all the pre-cancerous cells.

Wish me luck. I hate that damn speculum.


  • At 9:06 AM, December 07, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Been there done that, not fun. My favorite line was a comedianne talking about Pap smears and she asked the nurse why they give you the little drape- "for the patients dignity" was the answer. Her reply "after getting a pap smear, my dignity is pretty much shot for the day!"

  • At 9:45 AM, December 07, 2004, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Back in my day, in the ER, we had stainless steel speculums (speculae?). And we didn't have any warm booties for your feet, you just put your bare feet in the stirrups. And SLIDE DOWN for Christ's sake!

    It could always be worse ;)

  • At 12:02 PM, December 07, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thanks Gadfly for that reassurance. I cracked up at my doctor's office though. They put little socks on the feet-propping torture devices and today they were little red and green socks featuring reindeer flying. Gave me a giggle before the indignities were really underway.

    Nothing like chatting about soccer tournaments and stuff while some old dude is shoving devices of torture up my cooch. Gees.

  • At 2:01 PM, December 07, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Having lived in various places, my OB/GYN has changed, my favorite, and incidently the one who removed all of my pre-cancerous cells, had pictures of Mel Gibson or other hotties on the ceiling in all the exam rooms!



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