Biopsy

Biopsy: A sample of tissue taken from the body in order to examine it more closely.

Biopsy is a word you never think you’ll hear in your life.  You always think it’s other people who will have to go through that, you’re the lucky one who won’t have to.

Just the word is scary, not alone having it done.

Cervical Biopsy: Procedure to remove tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer.

For a female cervical biopsy is the one thing you really don’t want to hear.

Why?

Well honestly, the first thing that comes to mind is cancer. Just because you have to have it done doesn’t mean you have cancer. There are other reasons you may have to have it done.

Today, I had a cervical (punch) biopsy done.

Yes, I was scared. Yes, I just wanted to cry.

Having the biopsy done has been the thing I’ve been most worried about. Honestly though, it wasn’t that bad.

The worst part is when they take the sample. It makes you feel like you’re going to start a heavy period – you feel like you’re having cramps. Now the downside is, the cramps last for a couple days. I’ve been dealing with them since the biopsy and sometimes they’re not as bad as other times.

You do spot a little and have some brown discharge due to what they use to control bleeding.

Now the next scary part is discussing the results in two weeks.

Just by what my doctor said before I left, it has me worried about what she seen. I’m hoping I’m just making nothing out of a stupid comment, and it was just her saying there’s nothing there. I honestly don’t know. I mean, two weeks is a long time to worry about something.

Thankfully, I’m sure my boyfriend will be able to help me get my mind off things.

I do have tomorrow off, so I’ll be able to spend the day relaxing. I figure by Wednesday I’ll feel better.

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