Previously I’ve smudged lipstick right across my face,
Taking away my hours work and instantly ruining my grace.
I’ve taken photo’s on my camera and added it to my blog.
I had two offers that very night for a raunchy snog! (Really!)
I spoke about the day I’d had when I attended my first smear.
Trying my hardest to add some jokes to take away the fear.
I’d entered my doctors surgery with my baby in his seat,
Then pulled my frilly knickers right the way down and over my feet!
The nurse asked me to “sit back, relax – lay down your head,
Then when you’re ready drop your knees resting them firmly on the bed.”
She then put on a floodlight and aimed it right at me,
“Count out loud from 1 until you reach the number 3!”
She spoke to me throughout about what I really should expect,
Making me feel at ease and grateful for being checked.
She professionally took a sample very quickly up inside
And that was it all over and I was back on the outside (with my knickers pulled back up).
The worst bit no doubt was what I’d conjured in my head.
It was over in merely seconds once I’d laid back on the bed.
That was the end of my dreaded day and anxiously awaited smear.
Thankfully for me my results were positive and luckily all clear!
That very post I’d written encouraged several tests,
Including my friend who’d ignored my every single request.
My dear friend wasn’t as lucky – she required a immediate op,
But the smear she had saved her life and put cancer at a stop.
She said she was embarrassed by the look and the ‘natural’ smell?
But she was risking her life unknowingly with a abnormal pre-cancer cell!
Embarrassed of a doctor that’s seen it all before?
A qualified professional who’s studied years for their name on that door!
Worried about the outcome or the results that may appear?
94% of results come back fine, dandy, bright and clear.
The other 6% of people are usually just called back,
To complete a routine procedure stopping cancer in its track.
The cervical screening saves about 5000 lives a year,
BUT 1 in 4 people are still missing theirs, living their life in fear!
What is stopping you?
For more information about cervical cancer, please visit Jo’s Trust or the NHS Website.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 22-28 January 2018 “Reduce your risk”
Cervical cancer can be prevented. With your help we can ensure every woman knows how they can reduce their risk of the disease and the steps they can take to look after their health.
• Attending cervical screening when invited
• Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any
• Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18
• Talking to friends and family to ensure they know how they can reduce their risk
• Knowing where to find support and further information