And that's just what I did.
Have you ever had cramps, or sore muscles or some unexplained pain anywhere on your body...
...And then looked it up on WebMD?
That's me. EVERY time.
So the latest was cramping and low back pain- but it wasn't that time of the month. So what gives?
I was convinced.
Just so you don't think I'm completely loony, my grandmother passed away (before I ever met her) from cervical cancer and my mother had a hysterectomy in her 30's to remove the tumors. and I had a slightly irregular pap right after Ronin, though Doc says that's fairly common in young women and during pregnancy as the immune system is low.
So, with my two symptoms, I was convinced. And I went to the doctor, totally ready for him to tell me I was dying or that I'd need surgery or chemo or whatever else.
And so as soon as he walked in, before he could even ask me what I was seeing him for, I burst into tears!
Yes, just flat out sobbing. Embarrassing.
So my Doc, being the kind patient man that he is, says "Whoa, what's up?"
And I could barely squeeze out that I was just scared.
And it went like this:
Doc: (slight smirk on his face) Have you been reading WebMD?
Me: (Nod - Still sobbing)
Doc: And you think you have Cervical Cancer?
Me: (Sob Harder)
Yeah... only a little embarrassing. How did he know me so well?!
Probably TMI but to drive the point home:
We chatted and he did some blood work and a urine sample.. Mild UTI.
I can only laugh now that it's over.
And I'll probably have to hide my face from my doctor for a while.
Please tell me I'm not the only one!!!