Feeling Helpless Update

Regina, Saskatchewan
February 27, 2011 1:55pm CST
I gotta tell you guys that I was so pleased by your responses to my previous discussion. I sent the link to our dazzlebox jewelry maker and this is what she had to say to you all: "I have just been to ML and i wish i could get in and respond to all these lovely messages. I am crying after reading them, thank you so much, this has really touched my heart, and when Jen is able to function, i am going to show her these messages, and i will show her what wonderful friends i have who REALLY care and who do have a heart, she will not mind about the post in ML because this could be an awareness message to people who have been through what were going through, also to make women aware that pap smears are important and vital that they get tested." And that's the real message to all you ladies out there and men who love your women. Get tested. Get tested twice in 6 months if you are over 40. BE SURE that what your doctor tells you is accurate. When was the last time you were tested?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Feb 11
TEll her tht she is most welcome and we are here to support her as much as we can hugsss and blessings
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
Thanks sweets, will do and hugs and blessings back at you.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Feb 11
thanks hugssssssssssssssss
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Feb 11
iNSTEAD OF answering your question i'm going to take the 5th.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
I hope that means the 5th test in as many years Jo, and if it doesn't, I'm dragging you to the doctor for one when I see you this summer!!!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
28 Feb 11
no, the 5th amenmsnt, don't want to answer because i might get in trouble. Better start eating your wheaties, i'm alot to drag.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Feb 11
Obviously I have never had a pap test. But I do so agree that women should. I also think that all men and women over the age of 50 should have their blood pressure tested. I even stripped off on FB and Youtube to make my point before Christmas. We find it very easy to neglect these things, yet one short test and we can have our lives saved.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
50 is a pivotal year for men and women alike. It slips by, and though we become very aware that we are now a half century old, we really don't feel it and often get taken unawares with things like blood pressure, heart trouble and women's probs. And the tests, though uncomfortable, are necessary and life saving and should become a regular part of our preventative medicine routine.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 11
D'accord Sparky.
• United States
27 Feb 11
I'm considered moderate-to-high-risk, so I was tested less than a month ago, and 6-7 months prior to that. Thanks for reminding me of needing to follow up!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
I'm considered high risk and have one every year. I should talk to my doctor about having them more often.....thanks for the tip sweets.
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• United States
28 Feb 11
I get them every six months or so. I've been considered moderate-to-high risk since 2004, when I was 32.
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Actually Sparks it's been several years for me since I was tested. I am going to some awful severe hot flashes and my doctor will not even give me anything for them until I go see an OB-GYN to get a pap, even though I had a total hysterectomy when I was 25 years old. That was 29 years ago. The reason she is saying this is she wants me tested to see if I may have pelvic cancer. Quoting that I was on such high doses of hormone replacement doses when I was taking them and I keep having infections more than I should. The white count is high and well you get the point, so I do have an appointment to see an OB-GYN to see about the test being done soon. So, ladies even if you have been told that you don't have to have a pap like I have because "you have nothing in there to have one for" apparently that is wrong! Make an appointment to have one.
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• United States
28 Feb 11
I will...love you too
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb 11
I was tested 2 Years ago and I think I am due in a Year They will only test us here once every 3 Years if there has never been a Problem which in my Case there hasn't ( about the only one lol) But yes do keep up going for the Tests as this is a prime Example what happens if you don't
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
We don't have those kind of restrictions here, but I'm glad to know you have them when you can Gabs. You certainly don't need any more probs do you? lol
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I'm glad your friend got to see our well wishes for her and her friend. As for when the last time I was tested. its been ages since I have been to a doctor for anything. Don't have any kind of insurance. I really do need to get checked out. This is a good reminder.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
Check out your area to see if there are any programs to provide free tests. We have that here in Canada in places, as cervical cancer is on the rise. If there is nothing available, do get tested anyway, and if you need help paying for it, let me know. The life you save will be yours..........
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27 Feb 11
Hi Sparky, I am so glad she got all the response, my heart goes out to her and her friend, she has been my dear friend for a long time too, so when her friend sees all the coments, she will know just how much we care. I have mine done last year and then every three years, I tried to get my friend who is in here fifties to get tested, but she won't, how stubord is that, I can tell her blue to her face but she won't listen, I can only do but try. Love and hugs. Tamara
• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
Cheryl was so happy to see the responses and can hardly wait to show them to Jen. I hope they give them both much comfort. Keep having your tests Tamara, and hopefully one day your friend will too. Don't stop telling her no matter how blue you turn in the face. lol
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@GardenGerty (99407)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I have had the works removed and have been advised that testing is not necessary. I have other health tests I need to have run, but I do not have money or insurance to cover it. I am in pretty good health though. I do agree, however, that it is up to us to make sure we get the care we need. Prayers for Jen. Hugs from me. Heather
• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 11
Cervical cancer is still a threat even after a hysterectomy and so is pelvic cancer, so I'd be tested regularly regardless Gerty. Better safe than sorry. Thanks for the prayers and hugs......they are much appreciated.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
17 Apr 11
Hiya sweetie , I'm doing fine myself .. hope you are too. I'm still trying to get my mom tested after all this while , she's so fearful of all these check-ups. I just want her to go for a routine one just to you know ..feel better about it all. Guess I have to keep on coaxing her then. My mom's over 40 so I feel concerned for her totally.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Apr 11
Keep encouraging her handsome. It could very well save her life! Good to see you darlin'....
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
18 Apr 11
Thanks dear , I will ..
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
Hi Sparks - Good day to you! You're right. It's really important for all women to have pap smears. Your post actually reminded me I had to go back to my OB. Last time I got tested was 4 months ago but I never came back to see the result of the test. I felt lazy because of all the doctor appointments. I have to go to my kids pediatrician every month for their vaccines plus to their dentists as well. I know it's not an excuse and we should always find time for our health. Thanks and have a nice day always...
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Mar 11
Whoa, I missed a rare "sparks" discussion? Yep, mom I go and get tested every year. Used to be every 6 months. Not sure why it changed.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
2 Mar 11
I have been offline for weeks owing to computer problems at work and home. I am sorry to hear of your friend's problems and hope that the person gets better soon. women need women. That I know. I wouldn't manage very well without my girl friends and my mylot friends. Glad to be back. Blessings
• Pamplona, Spain
1 Mar 11
Hiya SPS, Glad that your Friend is okay it is a must to get tested although it is not very nice either and you are biting your finger nails till you get the results. Even if you have been operated it´s still a must to get tested yes.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
28 Feb 11
Good morning...Spark..Three things to thank you for; mostly being the wonderful friend & supportive soul to Jen & friend, the PM, and sharing your warning! I think I fit into the same category as "Antiquelady"...I usually go, kicking and screaming! I have NEVER had a PAP test, I liked...and NEVER EVER had a mammogram!It is not, and I repeat NOT easy here, getting a PAP (emotionally, that is) as we do NOT have a regular Dr. (that you get to know) just LOCUMS, so we are exposing our bare butt to a stranger, everytime (it takes me days to physche myself up for this) and secondly, I always have to have them re-done...which is even worse. Nevery do they come up with anything the second time..BUTT,BUTT..LOL! Last year I had Ovarian cysts...which meant far too much exposure to me! And mammogram has been on my "to do" list for over 10 years--have always found an excuse to NOT have one done! Sorta "the ostrich syndrome--head in the sand!" Take care..and Cheers!