Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Get your ANAL PAP SMEAR NOW!


Ok I have had insurance for a few years now but never used it because I DID NOT KNOW HOW. I had a "doctor" but she was this sports medicine power dyke that when I had a problem Id have to wait three months to see and even then when I did show up after waiting from July to October, they said "You dont have an appointment today, she called in sick" and never called back with a new schedule... I dunno why but they hated me, I project, but I dunno it was ROTTEN. Then a friend referred me to a nurse practioner... WOW?! What a difference?! He was FREINDLY, and SPENT TIME with me and was actually INTERESTED in knowing about my health issues... Its ALL ABOUT having a nurse practitioner and NOT a doctor who has shitty social skills and NO TIME. Its not like youre going into the office for brain surgery so you dont need to go to the person with the HIGHEST DEGREE POSSIBLE, and if there is an issue they can refe you to a doctor... ANYWAYS.. I got an NAL PAP SMEAR and I didnt know gays were 30x more likely to get ANAL CANCER then straight people, and do not confuse this with COLON CANCER ... its DIFFERENT... So I got check and Im FINE AND CLEAR .. BUT there were a couple little anomalies that they want to keep check on so Im going back in 6 months. I guess they said its just like freckles on youre back, your fine but its good to keep up on them... anyways... get a nurse practitioner, and get an ANAL PAP SMEAR because cancer is NOT FIERCE!!!!!
If youre in NYC and need a reference I can give you mine... He was very thorough, very "I go to Vassar." Which is cute for a health care professional.... and they guy who drws your blood does MADONNAS... not that I like Madonna but I did feel a little elite.

6 comments:

James said...

Ahem, not ALL doctors have shitty social skills, but I'm glad you found someone good.

David Mason said...

Of course not BUT, that last two I had DID. the one before the lesbian one was this closeted homo who tried telling me about his wife and such even though I saw him trolling the Phoenix at 3 in the morning and had the bedside manner of a sewer rat. he asked if i did drugs and when I said NO because I didnt he actually looked at me like "LIAR" I couldnt believe it... i was like dont project your shadey doings on to me closet homo?!

Joel said...

Always go for the nurse practioner! My insurance from work isn't what it used to be, but 13 years into this HIV thang it's keeping me out of the poorhouse. The doc only wants you in and out so he can do the billing. The NP really cares! My best one, who was cute, used to always warn about rimming strangers and getting Hep. Guess you can't get from rimming folks you know? It's the thought that counts.

Gregory said...

I am so glad you addressed this issue of getting anal pap smears! Gay guys, for the most part, have no clue that anal cancer is a growing health concern for us caused primarily by the HPV virus. It should be done on a regular basis, especially for guys who bareback or have multiple partners. Great post David!!!

goodhome said...

I wonder why we are more likely to get anal cancer. Is it the variety of "lubes" like salad dressing and toothpaste we tried when we were kids?

Sucker for Love said...

I have have the same thing. Was totally freaked out when the doctor told me I could get cancer. Apparently they measure the amount of cells on the same scale as cervical cancer so it's not 100% accurate. So I am kind of concerned but then they were like 'We think thousands of guys have this issue and it goes undetected.' So I left a bit confused. I just know that I get checked every six months. I wrote an article all about it because it is so unresearched and unacknowledged!

PS I want the squid chair.