3rd Follow Up Pap is HPV-free

You read that right, my 3rd follow-up Pap, one year after finishing the escharotic treatment, is still HPV-free. Now what to do with these leftover suppositories…

😀 !!!!

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Second follow-up gyno visit

At my last visit to my western medical gynocologist (whom i adore), i got a colposcopy and it came back completely free of HPV. That was February.

Yesterday i went back to my gyno and she did a pap and a scraping into my os, but said otherwise my cervix looks totally smooth and healthy. She opted to not do a colpo.

I will know the official results in two weeks.

HELL YEAH!!!

(I mostly have stuck to my diet (most being more like 51% than 100%), and i have only been taking a few of my supplements. after my last colpo the regimented instructions became less of a priority.)

fuck you western medicine

HELLO.

Today my MD gyno called me. She said she had good news. She said there is “NO” sign of HPV in my most recent pap smear and colposcopy. She said i should get another pap/colpo in the summer so we can make sure its keeping itself at bay.

I’m still kind of in shock, this is not what i expected, and i am soooooooooo relieved. ahhhhh……. celebrations for days……………….

Follow-up Colpo

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Today i went to my MD gyno for a colposcopy, about 6 weeks after my last escharotic. She didn’t have much to say about how it looks on the surface, except that she did see some white tissue after the vinegar wash. She said this could indicate changing cells in an HPV way, or just in a regenerative (i.e. healthy) way. I expect the lab will be able to tell the difference.

With the colposcopy, she took two samples. One right up in/near the os, and one at 7 o’clock. I’m pretty sure the 7 o’clock spot is also where my naturopathic doctor was focusing much of the treatment she did as well. It was a stubborn spot and also kind of tucked away in my tissue.

After i got weighed, the nurse left me to sign my consent form and go wait in the lobby while she prepped the room. The consent form was for a LEEP! I couldn’t stop laughing, what if i wasn’t confident enough to speak up, and just went along with it? And that procedure is the exact one i’m trying to avoid!

In between steps today i was able to use a hand mirror and attempted to take photos but failed. Some of the chit-chat included me explaining the escharotic procedure, and them commenting that the LEEP seemed a lot easier because it just takes one day. I asked if cell phone photos were becoming more common in the clinic, and they said yes somewhat with prenatal stuff, but with gynecological stuff most clients don’t even want to know what’s going on down there. 😦 Quite a contrast.

I’ll know the results of the colpo in a week or two. Crossing fingers.

In the meantime i’m really badly breaking my prescribed diet, although my brain fog hasn’t been an issue for quite some time, since i decided to betray the fruit and carbohydrate limitations. I could be TOTALLY wrong that that is what caused it, but i am pretty sure the timing lines up.

Later skaters.

The science behind the experiment

I was feeling suuuuuper manic the other morning, just pumped UP, maybe high metabolism from a long evening run the night before, or lack of alleged folate brain fog, or processing my exciting life. And then i realized i forgot to take all my supplements for a day and a half and i was like fuck i should stop trying to make theories. When i’m trying to say is you shouldn’t take any of my conclusions to my theories on here with much weight (as with any empirical experiment!). While there is some value to recording and witnessing the mental part of this process, it would perhaps be more honest for me to just stick to measuring discharge and noting suppositories (discharge has been sexy, and working through my thujas). Been taking my folate at night, seems ok so far… but what do i know! really!

Trial and Error

This morning i am sneezing a lot, wondering why the fuck am i not stopping sneezing. Yesterday i deviated from my diet a bunch all at once – half a banana, tempeh, and popcorn! Three things i haven’t touched in months. Pretty sure that’s the origin of the sneezing. I had really bad sinus allergies as a kid, which over the years i decided were food-based. This experience fits into that theory.

I’m also pretty convinced it’s my folate supplement that gives me brain fog. I ran out about a week ago and i haven’t been feeling so pathetic. I also remember when i first started taking these supplements, i took them all right before work, and at work i was feeling super “zenned out.” Chill and loopy and silly. My Dr had mentioned the folate could be taken any time or spaced out (i think in case of headaches, but i don’t remember 100%), so i just started taking it twice a day instead of all at once. That definitely helped with the super zen, and now my theory is taking it twice a day contributed to the terrible brain fog. Picking up a new bottle today, and i’m going to play around with it, probably resorting to taking it all at once, just before bed. We’ll see.

I’m on my last week of thuja suppositories, then one day off and another week of healing suppositories. Then i’m DONE (for now, we’ll see about another round).

Just some notes

Eating meat bringing me out of brain fog is no joke. I’m still in a little fog after eating 1/4 lb of pasture-raised roast beef yesterday and the day before. But i almost couldn’t see, the fog was so thick. I also had a head cold, which made me even more foggy. Eating meat every day is a big step from my usual diet, so i’m going to hold out. Maybe the cold was the big problem. Even writing this tiny update entry is like “whaaat ammm i saaaayinngg…”

I deviated from my diet a little bit and suffered for it with a sinus cold. It passed easily after a few days of extra slow life. Only a mild fog remains. I was eating quinoa-pasta salad, more sweet potatoes than i should have, and a few bites of mac n cheese.

I’m still on suppositories 6 nights a week, but i don’t need to wear rags during the day because there’s barely any discharge. (!!!!!!)

REALLY looking forward to my colpo. Less than one month away!