2 1/2 years later

I can’t believe it’s been this long since I’ve posted.  Alot has changed and hopefully my typing will be one of them.


I’m 30 now.  Wow 30.  Such a big number but so small  at the same time.
I’m taking new classes because the classes I took back when I was writing in this never panned out.  I am now going to school to be a Medical Transcriptionist.
My son is now 8!
I am happy to announce my partner and I are still together!
We just moved and I LOVE our new place.


However, I haven’t had a pap in almost 2 years.  Oh GOSH I know I should be ashamed.  I know it’s horrible and terribly irresponsible.   Honestly, I’ve been scared.  I know this blog may make me seem soo brave.  But I’m terrified of having to go through this again.  I guess that might make me a bit selfish being that I have a family that I need to worry about too.


So I’m calling.  I am making this vow to call first thing tomorrow morning and make my appointment.  I will not run, I will face this head on.


In other news I’ve been catching up on approving comments that I didn’t realize I had.  When I stopped writing I pretty much decided to fall off the face of the blogging world because…. well, life happened more than anything.  but these comments are amazing!  I’m so glad that I was able to help more than just the one I intended to help!


I think I will pick back up posting.  See, HPV doesn’t just stop when you get the clear from your OB.  It lives on you like a badge.  I’ve helped many women both with this blog and in daily life that I’ve been able to help.  There is life after HPV.  Maybe it’s not what I’m going to talk about everyday.  maybe you won’t here those three letters out of my mouth for a whole week.  But it’s time that the women of the HPV world get to see that there is more to life than just test results and tears.  You will smile again one day I promise.  And I’m going to help show you everything you have to look forward to.


I will post news articles, medical findings and anything else helpful for the women that are currently going through this.


And now with my nifty Droid I’ll be able to post as soon as I’m thinking of something!  🙂


October 11, 2010. Feelings, HPV.


  1. dazed and confused replied:

    I got hpv about 2 years ago from my ex boyfriend. I never had a std before and because of him i feel like my life is ruined. I`ve been going back and forth to planned parenthood for tca treatments and it will go away for a little while and come back. The doctor said my body will clear it but it hasn`t and she even suggested I take folic acid and that doesn`t work either. I haven`t had sex in a year because I`m embarrassed and I don`t want to ruin anybody elses life. I feel hopeless and I don`t know what to do. I know I`m not the only person in the world having this problem but it seems like I`m alone. I came across your blog tonight and I was hoping you can give me some pointer that can help me. I just want this nightmare to be over. I want my life back!

  2. Sara replied:

    I was just reading your blog and you inspire me to be strong. I havent had a pap smear in a long time I mean when I say long I mean like in 9 years or more! I have had horrible experiences with doctors ( the reason for not getting paps done ). Well I had a pap done about 6 months ago and it came back abnormal. I just recently had another one done and still abnormal and now with HPV. This is all new to me. I am scared to death and do not know what to expect. I have been questioning myself and asking ‘ can I have cancer’? ‘ what if I do ‘? I am freking out. But reading your blogs have subsided my fears a bit and I want to thank you for being brave and talking to other women about this who are clueless about HPV.
    Thank you..

  3. Danena replied:

    I have hpv myself my last biopsy was done about three years ago while i was pregnant i have nor returned to the doctor because for one i dont have insurance and cannot pay for the visit but also because im scared i have a family to think of and i know my three boys need me so this is really selfish but im getting to a point where if i had the insurance and could go i would im starting to get really bad lower abdomen pain and a few other things that i would ratther not say but i was wondering if there is anywhere that does these types of visits based on income

  4. Emily Jane replied:

    I just had my leep 4 days ago. I’m 25. Read through most of your blog & thank you so much for writing about your experience. I can definitely relate. 🙂

    • joi replied:

      You’re sooo very welcome. 🙂

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