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Glass Half Full

I just got one of the scariest calls I’ve ever had the misfortune of receiving. My pap smear results exposed massive irregularities in my cervix and so, I’ll have to go in for a biopsy soon.

I am so thankful to my local clinic for providing me with free health care, as I’ve never had health insurance. In order to obtain the biopsy in the first place, I’ll have to go in next week for an appointment to process paperwork to be referred to an outside specialist. My nurse has been so wonderful and has been both kind and helpful. I am so grateful and that’s where the glass half full bit comes in. I don’t know how I’d afford any of these services in the first place.

Ladies, I can’t stress enough how important is it to go and get your pap smears. It’s a good practice and is your first defense in early detection!

Worst case scenario, we discover the development of cervical cancer, best case scenario, the biopsy will reveal that my abnormalities are benign, or I can be treated successfully.

Please wish me luck…

Your scared but optimistic,

Squishy Monster

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37 thoughts on “Glass Half Full

  • Elizabeth says:

    Not a very good call to receive. I hope all goes well. I had the call once but in the end, my cells had sorted themselves out by the time I had the biopsy (I was told this is fairly normal). A relative also had that call but a quick laser procedure had her all better in no time. You’re so right about getting your pap done, they really do save lives. Wishing you a very good call after your biopsy.

  • Suzie says:

    Angie, I will keep you in my prayers that it turns out to be nothing. You are very lucky to have a free health clinic. We don’t have those and I am without insurance. I basically have to go without unless it’s something that causes me to go to the ER. I wish we had clinics like you have. Keep the glass half full attitude…xoxo

  • CCU says:

    My friend you are in my thoughts and im wishing all the best for you – your optimistic nature and wonderful attitude will get you through no matter what circumstance!
    We are here to support you, my best my friend!


  • Jenny says:

    Oh what a blow! Stay strong, as Elizabeth says, these things are mostly just a simple procedure to put right… but still – a misery till it’s over.

  • Honey What's Cooking says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that. You will be okay and you are lucky to be able to get the exam done without insurance. I’m glad there are places that provide services like this. No matter what, you found this early.. and you’re young. You will be OKAY! Stay strong.

  • Beauty&theScientist says:

    Angie I am so sorry to hear this, I hope that things goes well and it was a false alarm. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • hi says:

    good luck with your biopsy.
    the same thing happened to someone I know recently,
    they had a quick procedure done and that was it.

    hopefully it all works out ok

  • Laura Mendoza says:

    I’ll be thinking of you lovey. xoxo

  • Lester says:

    Angie I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope it is benign and all goes well for you.

    I have many relatives and friends in health care so I am aware of the importance of staying healthy. Angie I have insurance( Holding on to it by a thread for it is becoming more expensive and the health issues I was born with well.) I have dated and know you nurses and Female doctors. Yes it is SO very important for LADIES to get their appropriate exams( I-E pap smears, breast and pelvic exams, mammograms, etc) Thank God for clinics that provide care for those that need it. In my youth they helped my family and I when we lived in the inner city of Chicago.

    Angie as much as possible, be and stay strong! Make sure you find out all you can about the procedure before you undergo it. Thank you as always for sharing this with us all.Surround yourself with loved ones and lean on them dear Angie.

    Love, xxx,s hugs!


  • Tandy says:

    9 years ago I went through this. I’m sending positive thoughts your way. Email me if you want to know what to expect. Otherwise, take the pain mess before you need them. *hugs*

  • Jon says:


    My wife and I are sending as much positive energy your way as we can. We hope everything turns out and it is benign. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    I’m sending you all kinds of optimism and positive energy (and my prayers)!

  • Joanne says:

    Chica I hope everything is okay!! My roommate had something similar but everything had turned out to be normal. Hopefully it will be the same for you!

  • chocolatecookiesandcandies says:

    Oh no! I hope to hear good news from you soon. I’ll be thinking of you.

  • Blond Duck says:

    I’m so sorry. I had a breast lump removed two years ago and know how scary those calls can be. Sending love and hope your way.

  • Frank says:

    Wishing you the best, so be strong and stay strong.

  • Jenn and Seth says:

    sending you good thoughts and energy!

  • Miriam says:

    Goodness! I am so sorry that you have any worry at all. You’ve got the best attitude: hope for the best and the best is what you’ll get. Goodluck, my wonderful optimistic friend! All will be well soon
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I think Buddha said it best, “we are what we think.” Thanks for the reminder, Miriam!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thanks y’all!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thanks for the strength, Frank!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It’s encouraging to hear that you made it through!!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you very much, my friend!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I sooo hope so, Joanne! :/

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you so much, Kayle!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you, Jon! and please tell your wife thank you for me too! You guys rock!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It puts me a bit more at ease to know that people go through this all the time. Perhaps it’s just a routine practice. *Fingers crossed*

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you so much, Les! It’s been scary not knowing what’s going on but hopefully, good news comes my way soon. I appreciate your positive energy!!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you, Laura! I’ve missed you, I have!!!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I hope that operative word sticks…quick! eeeek!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It means a lot to me that you’re here. So thank you =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I hope that youth plays a huge role, lol. right? =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Trrrrue that! Were truer words ever spoken? This waiting is crazy, lol.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you so much, Suzie. I’m counting my blessings…both tangible and intangible.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Ahh, that would be so awesome!! Thank you for your advice, Elizabeth!!!

  • Charles says:

    Best of luck Angie – may all news be good, and on the slight off-chance it’s not, may it be something very minor and easily, quickly resolved! I’ll be thinking of you!

    On another note, I think it’s f***ing disgusting that you even have to worry about “how you would otherwise pay for these things”, but I won’t start ranting about what I think of the US healthcare costs right now

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you, my friend! I went in today and the “good news” is that I got accepted into a program to be referred to a specialist however, the wait is 4-8 weeks and the sooner we receive the results the better but what is one to do :/

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