In an attempt of preemptive combat, my doctor strongly recommended I get the Gardasil 9 immunization. If you know anyone who has had this shot, it hurts…and it’s a series of three shots throughout a six month period! It stings from the moment you get it and lingers for days.
My last three-month colposcopy follow-up was in September. I completed my Gardasil series in August, but I still had a bad feeling for this appointment. Just a week before my follow-up, I felt a new lump emerge out of nowhere. VIN dysplasia generally grows very slowly, so I knew this new lump was going to cause frustration. We did a biopsy and it came back as VIN2. Because we have fought the same area over and over, we decided to go ahead with surgery. Continue reading