Hi everyone ........ I have recently had a PAP test, and the results have not come back yet, it's only been a week ...BUT....i am driving myself crazy worrying about this HPV thing! I know it is very common right now, and i was told by the nurse at my GYNs office, that you can actually catch this from many diff. things, NOT JUST SEX....she said you can get it from a shared glass, a public restroom, etc...!!!!
So,.......now, i sit here and wait for the results and panic! I have been married or 29 yrs., but two yrs. ago, we had a lot of problems, and we seperated for a few months, I really thought we weren't going to get back together, and I felt so hurt, so lonely, so I ended up being very "intimate' with a friend of ours who was very kind and understanding....i do treasure this mans friendship! But, the point is, I worry about this HPV! Since then, we have put our marriage back together, talked it all out, and so forth....so things are good now...I've had 2 PAP tests in the past two yrs. and it was always normal.....but after I took this last one, this thought just "popped in there" about the HPV ... now, everytime I"ve taken the PAP (for the last 2 yrs, since being "intimate" with my friend a number of times) ... i've always worried about the HPV thing, but it was normal, THIS TIME, i am so darn scared, and i don't know why! IT's not like i have any symptoms at all, but i knwo you don't have to either. I had the regular pelvic exam, and he said i looked fine, and it was routine. It wasn't till a few days later, that this whole HPV thing went nuts inside my head....i began reading and reading about it... gosh, it seems like once you've gotten it, you can't get rid of it....and i know they say 2 strands of this virus, can lead to cervical cancer!!!!
So.....I'm thinking, maybe oil of oregano since it's antiviral would help .... maybe garlic as well? Again, the test hasn't even come back yet, but I am so darn nervous! I can't sleep! All the years we were married, I NEVER once slept with anyone at all .... it was just that time two years ago, for the time we were seperated, (which was about a year), that I slept with my friend...not on a regular basis either .... only once and a while....but still...i know over the years he's been with other women, not LOTS of women, ... I don't know, maybe about 5 women in about 15 yrs...........these women were always women he knew, not someone he just picked up in a bar, but that doesn't matter, because you don't know who SHE had slept with either.......so, this goes on and on...... I don't have any genital warts or whatever...my dr. said i looked fine, and as far as HE was concerned, i was fine.......but,then again, i guess they can't see every cell on your cervix, so, the PAP test would be able to really tell. I have two friends who've had the HPV thing, and it wasn't fun.....they had to have a biopsy of the cervix, which is actually done IN the dr. s office, with NO PAINKILLER (which i couldnt do!), then wait for the results of THAT........then, one was told to "watch and wait" which she did, having PAP tests every 6 mos. for two years till it was finally normal......my other friend, had to have it somehow electonically "burned" off her cervix!!!! HAVE MERCY! this all sounds BARBARIC!
SO.................although i have not gotten any test results back yet...i prob. will this week....i would like to think there really is a cure (I don't buy into the CONVENTIONAL medical opinion that there is no cure, i know herbs can be very powerful, and have cured many "incurable" diseases) ...... so, i was thinking oil of oregano and garlic......and what else? I'm going to check out the Mother Earth site as well, and Shirleys wellness cafe, for more info. on this ........
I have a question though.......most of the info. you read on the internet, is pretty grim, as far as your chances of getting this,.....but, to ME....i wonder just what my chances are ... i mean, i was monogomous for 29 yrs...before I was with anyone else.....and even then....it was a man i had known,(not that that would make any diff. here, i realize that), but I'm just saying, it wasn't as though he was a male "escort" or something.....who prob. sleeps with a lot of women...bec. then, i'd be worried! But, i wonder, what someones chances of contracting this virus is, if, like me...........they only slept with ONE man for 29 yrs....THEN, slept with another man on and off for about a year ... now also kknow this....my friend had had a vasectomy about 15 yrs .ago.....so, we didnt' use a condom .... when i look back now, i could kick myself!!!!
that was one of those WHAT WAS I THINKING? moments!!!!!
I was in a bad place emotionally at that time, and was very depressed and almost didn't care ... bad news........but, thank God, things are better now, and my husb. and I have put things back together! So....i guess I"m wondering then, what my chances are of having contracted this stupid thing........and, what can be done?
How likely is it , that a person would contract the strain of this virus, that leads to cervical cancer?
listen........thanks for reading all this....and thank you all for your help!!!!
thank you for responding! LOL ..i had to laugh at that little dig about the "what was I thinking?" moment...lol....thank you, i needed to laugh! Plus, i guess it's good to be reminded that I'm not the only one who has done something stupid, when depressed and lonely ...thank you!
So...ok, you don't think that i could have contracted HPV ? that's good to hear!!! But, you mentioned that you think it would have shown up by now .... ok, here's the thing, I've read it can take years, in fact, a friend of mine had it show up in her about 5 yrs. later .... plus, from what I understand, even though it's CONVENTIONALLY "dealt" with by doing something barbaric such as burning or freezing your poor cervical cells.........that, it can still COME BACK later! UGH! this is such stress! So, I guess what I"m saying is........it may take longer to show up, at least that's what I've heard....I'm not trying to be "difficult" in the least .... Im just remembering things I've read, and I do remember my friend.....so.........I don't know ........
Donnn.....were you basing the fact that I prob. haven't contracted this, only on the time factor? I thought there were other considerations ..... such as the fact that the man i slept with on and off for that year, HAD been with other women over the years .... i thought that was the big consideration ......
ok, listen, thank you very much Donn, i do appreciate you taking the time to make me laugh!!!! I hope some other people post and let me know!