Tuesday, October 17

Planning for Something

I can't remember the last time I had a PAP schmear. I know it's considered blasphemy to be a woman and not go to a girlie doctor, and I'm negligent almost to the point of going to hell for it, but I couldn't afford it. Not for a long time. It's going to sound selfish of me, and completely airheaded, but I couldn't justify putting myself through a thourough examination of the parts of me that even I don't see ever and forking over money to the people prodding me in uncomforatble places. (No, not the back of a Volkswagen.) (Oh god, did I just make a Mallrats reference?)

Thanks to a lovely customer of our pharmacy, today I was informed that the state of Wisconsin provides for those of us girls who just can't afford to take birth control or see the gynocologist yearly. Here's the information. So, if you're living in Wisconsin and avoiding having your annual speculum date, there's no reason to feel guilty about it. Get on over to your local Planned Parenthood and sign yourself up. You don't have to feel guilty anymore. And more importantly, you don't have to pay for it.


susan said...

My goodness. You have interesting timing. Guess where I just got home from (hint: not Wisconsin). It wasn't free, but fortunately the copay wasn't exhorbitant.

Jess said...

You get your ass over there - now. I am so unbelievably paranoid about not seeing the girlie doctor, it's ridiculous. I'm not as good about my monthly self-breast exams, but I'm trying really hard to be good about it.

And this year - at the ripe, old age of 26 - I get my first....wait for it....wait for it.....a little bit longer.....wait....MAMOGRAM! Yippee! A mother who had breast cancer at 30 leaves no room for unsquished and photographed boobs.

Get yourself on over to PPH. I order it! :)

Scuba said...

woooo hoooo

Rock on Papsmear! Those things sound painful. Good luck girl!