Category Archives: Health

Health Issue

In October I went for my first pap test since moving to Alberta (it had been about three years since the last one). During the test the doctor found a cyst about 1.5 – 2 cms long. She said it looked benign (which means not cancerous) but that she had never seen one like that before so she referred me to another doctor. I went to the specialist about a month later and he agreed that it looked benign but it also wasn’t normal. He said it had a blueish color to it which is strange. He says there are about three types of cyst’s that he thinks it could be, but his guess is that it’s most likely a “Gartner’s Duct Cyst“. I have been told to get a pelvic ultrasound which is scheduled for later today. Hopefully the ultrasound will shed some light on what is going on and if it’s something I should be worried about or not. There is some prep that needs to be done for this test. It is the first time I’ve ever had to prep for a test and I’m a bit nervous about that. I have to drink 4 cups (about 1 liter) of water. It has to be finished one hour before the test and I’m not allowed to use the washroom until after the test. I really hope I will be able to control my bladder haha.

UPDATE
I was not able to hold that much liquid and had to run home and hope I didn’t explode. I had to reschedule the appointment for next Tuesday. I hope I can do it next time! I feel like such a failure.

Hair Styles

I got my hair cut today and realized that I have been asking them to do the same thing for over a decade now. I always say “I want it cut just below my shoulders and I want it layered”. I realized today that over the 28 or so times I have said this (I only cut my hair twice a year), I have gotten my hair done 28 different ways (with similar results). There was one time where I actually really liked the result while all the rest were just average. I often ask the hairdresser what they think would look good but all except for one never seem to have an opinion. And that one hairdresser’s opinion was to add some highlights in, which I agree would probably look good, but I don’t want to change the color of my hair until it starts to change on it’s own.

Anyway, this had me wondering, what do other people ask for when they get their hair did? Do you bring in a picture and ask them to recreate that? Do you have more technical terms than just “layer it”? I really don’t know much about fashion in general and I never know what to do with my hair. Teach me, you fashionistas! Tell me your secrets. What is a hair cut experience like for you?