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PAP SMEAR HUMOR: Back in the Stirrups Again...

Updated on April 27, 2013
Back in the Stirrups Again!
Back in the Stirrups Again! | Source

The stirrups of dread - that moment we fear,

We strip down and sheet up awaiting our smear.

Goosebumps arise beneath sharp crackling paper,

Shapeless reminder of cold steel scraper!


Two prior appointments - both broken with reason,

First oversleeping - then basketball season!

So hard to prepare for - this sort of exam,

No books to distract, no reason to cram!

RELAX!!
RELAX!! | Source


Too soon the door opens - a harried physician,

Come out from behind there - assume the position!

Slide down toward me, further still - now RELAX??

Right now you'd trade your right arm for some slacks!


Just let your knees open dear, take a deep breath,

Remind yourself shame is more pleasant than death!

Ignoring the odds never proves to be smart,

Cancer spreads quickly - one needs a head start!

Not Our Favorite Day!
Not Our Favorite Day! | Source
Cancer Spreads Quickly
Cancer Spreads Quickly | Source


This single day only - we have dreamed of being male,

The proper equipment? A minor detail!

Courage and strength are borne deep in one's soul,

Not in 2 wrinkled knackers at the end of a pole!


The menfolk will one day learn well of our stress,

When a sheet for protection is all they possess!

How will we not giggle, when clothes they must doff,

Turn their heads to the left - give the Doc a nice cough!


In closing I beg - disregard the sarcasm,

Without it this author would go into spasm!

The plea is dead serious - the message is pure,

Early detection - better chance of a cure!


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    • ImKarn23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      LOL..

      Listen doll, i don't write here anymore...

      Please come visit me...https://www.facebook.com/KLSilverAuthor

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      Crystal Tatum 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Brilliant! I don't know what else to say. Voting up and everything else!

    • ImKarn23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      Hi, Watergeek! Wow, that is an amazing experience - especially considering it was a man, as well! Awesome for him!!

      and you!

      and thanks for taking the time, altho - i'm no longer writing on the hub!

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      watergeek 

      5 years ago from Pasadena CA

      I've actually had a GOOD experience with being examined . . . one . . . thirty years ago, but I still remember it. In an office in Johannesburg, en route to the US, I met a gynecologist who understood the true meaning of service. He was kind, he chatted me up, listened carefully when I explained what was happening, massaged my stomach a little, then used a warm metal speculum to open me up. A warm one! What a huge difference that made! It slipped in with no resistence and the examination was hugely successful.

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Marlene: Glad you giggled, dear..

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      lovedoctor926 

      5 years ago

      "Without it this author would go into spasm!" lol. voted up++++

    • ImKarn23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @KathrynStratford: Hello, and - welcome! The anticipation is always worse than the actual event, me thinks - altho - it's close..

      lol

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Mary: Good afternoon, m'Lady! Always a pleasure when you honor us with your presence! NO - SERIOUSLY!

      i love when you visit!

      lol@a poster!

      thanks for the votes!

    • ImKarn23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Suzie: LOL..i am giggling with pleasure that you enjoyed this, Suzie! I wrote this right after MY ordeal..sigh..

      i remember sitting behind that curtain with that damn CURTAIN that i was wearing took on a life of it's own and tried to smother me...snap, crackle pop..

      LOL...

      So appreciate the share! Thank you..

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Very clever, and a good message. Not a pleasant type of doctor visit, but necessary for our health. At least it's quick!

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      No one can say it just the way that you do

      Everyone should read it, thing one and thing two

      For knowing and seeing the things that we know

      Will help to protect us from things that may grow!

      You're the best! I wonder if they could make your poem into a poster to hang in doctor's offices?

      Voted up, useful, funny, and interesting.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Doctor Leslie I presume? !!!

      LOL, I am still laughing my a** off at this! You SO nailed this ordeal us females have to endure, thankfully not that friggin often! We hate it and may dread it but if it saves our lives, then it is worth it and this is take on it is BRILL, important to be able to see the humor in things but yet not make light of the issue - "Early Detection - better chance of a cure"

      Great stuff again and the hits just keep on rolling . . . . !!!

      Up, Funny, Interesting, Awesome, heck . . .all of them, shared and pinned!

      Phew! I need to put my feet up!! LOL

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Peoplepower: Hmmmmm....now that you put the idea in my head....omg...

      (somebody - STOP ME!)

      haha

      so good to see you in my little hub-corner P!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Jaye: Good morning dear! My motto has always been (or at least - has been since i 'broke') - to laugh as much as possible - at everything and anything!

      If not AT the moment - then at least before - or after..

      The options are unacceptable to me...

      Thanks for visiting, commenting, and sharing - all very much appreciated!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Rolly: And - we girls adore you, Rolly - you can BET on it! You're an amazingly special man!

    • ImKarn23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Wildove5: Lol...a Mammo poem you say? Welllll, it just so happens...

      https://hubpages.com/health/Mammogram-Time-to-SQUE...

      LOL...

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Healthylife: That is a beautiful compliment my friend - i am humbled and honored! Thank you!

    • ImKarn23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Vandynegl: OY@#*#*$#@!!! That is horrifically humorous - in a really embarrassing way!

      Thanks for dropping by and - thanks for sharing...

      LOL

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      GOOD ONE!

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      vandynegl 

      5 years ago from Ohio Valley

      Oh, what a blast! I will never forget getting one exam and the

      doctor saying to the nurse, "come here....look at this!". Mortifying, but necessary!

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      Mike Russo 

      5 years ago from Placentia California

      Imkarn23: Wow, what a talent! Are you going to do one on having a colonoscopy? The spell checker wouldn't even check the word. It must be as frightened as I was. LMAOROTF. Voting up, funny, and sharing.

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      Jaye Denman 

      5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Leslie....Your special brand of humor lends a light touch to a serious message, making it more palatable. It's so easy to put off "until tomorrow" those uncomfortable medical tests we dread, but continuing to postpone them could lead, as you said, to worse discomfort, serious illness, even death that could be avoided if cancer is caught in the early stage.

      Thanks for making us laugh while also making us think!

      Voted Up, Useful, Funny and Awesome (as usual)...Shared

      Jaye

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      Healthy Life 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Love that you know how to tackle a very serious subject with humor so people will take the time to read it and hopefully act. It's easy to run away from these tests because they are not fun but cancer treatment is much more time consuming and even less fun. I think you are one of the most creative here on HP! Voted up!

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      wildove5 

      5 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      That was awesome!!! Great message complete with humor! I see a mammagram poem in your future perhaps? Voted up!

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Leslie... what more can be said to you girls... thanks for looking after things for yourselves... we love you...

      Hugs from Alberta

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Cloudexplorer: When YOU share me, Mike - I know i'm SOMEONE! LOL

      What i mean is - thank you!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      5 thumbs up and this one is going high up onto all of my Cloud Sharing networks. Super awesome word play here Leslie, and so fun, it read so smoothly, very pleasant and respectfully put as well even though it was such a touchy subject. Nice one!

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      Liz Davis 

      5 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Thank you, I will.

      And I'll be thinking of you THE ENTIRE TIME!

      See how special you are?

      LOL

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Radcliff: Hellooooo, and - welcome to my humble hub-corner!

      Now that we've done with the formalities - GET YOUR ASS INTO THOSE STIRRUPS GIRLFRIEND!

      There, i've told you how i really feel..

      get used to it..

      LOL..xx

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      Liz Davis 

      5 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Hahah! Love it! My two-years-overdue appointment is in two weeks. I can totally relate.

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @BarbaraKay: That's the motto of the poem, my friend - 'fake it till ya make it - smile through the shame...

      it's worth it!

      Please - come again!

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      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is a good one. I always dread the entire procedure too. This made me smile.

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      bizarrett81 

      5 years ago from Maine

      Hahaha thank you for laugh. You are too funny!

      Maybe if that happened, I woulnd't have to go anymore...

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Bizarrett81: Loll...i just had a VERY nasty thought! Can you imagine - when the doc is um, um...doing his/her thing down there - chatting away as if this were the most natural thing in the world - that THOSE lips replied?

      (omg..i said it was nasty...((hanging head in shame...))..

      (and still giggling..)

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      bizarrett81 

      5 years ago from Maine

      I know, its worse then the dentist trying to have a converstation with his hand in your mouth... except hands are somewhere far more awkward while they ask how things are going...

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Bizarrett81: Grrrrrrrr@them being irritated...

      GRRRRRR....like it's not uncomfortable enough...

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      bizarrett81 

      5 years ago from Maine

      That's what they just told me, I went because its been a year and they seemed irritated to see me. Like I was happy to be there LOL

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Bizarrett81: Hello, and welcome! So glad you enjoyed my day in the stirrups - that makes ONE of us..LOL..

      please - come again!

      And - just cause they say it's now every 3 years - are you required to follow those guidelines? I'm in canada and i get a...shmear every year...

      LOL..

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      bizarrett81 

      5 years ago from Maine

      What a spot on, humorous poem about the most awkward of doctor's visits. You have left me smiling and reminging myself that I am happy that they have changed it to every three years instead of two!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @LaThing: Lol..Welcome, La - as in 'Ooo, la, la', of course! so glad you enjoyed this little sojourn into the dark and mysterious pap smear! Lol..

      Happiest of New Years, my friend - be safe, be warm, and be healthy!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @VictoriaLynn: Ahhh...i hear you, sista! Dentists make me so anxious - i can't even write about them...LOL..

      glad you giggled...just a fun little reminder...can't hurt..(the reminder, i mean..lol)

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: Lol...i kinda like this one too - i wrote it 'THE DAY OF'...i remember it clearly - especially when i re-read this! Lol..

      I'm not budging from my warm, safe, and sane coccoon! I've always been old - even when i was young...lol..

      sad, boring...but true!

      Love you, my friend - and wish you every happiness in the coming year and always!

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      LaThing 

      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      AH MAN!! Now every Tom, Dick and Harry knows what we have to go through!! Couldn't you just keep it a secret!?! ROFL, LOL.... this was HILARIOUS, Leslie....... You described everything to a tee! And love the ending message! Absolutely fantastic! :)

      Sharing and everything......

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yes, a very important exam. This is darn funny. I enjoyed it so much! Ya know, though, I dread the dentist more than this yearly exam. It lasts only a few minutes, while the dentist goes on and on. Still, it is invasive. haha. Loved this, really!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I know I have read this before but what a great hub it is.. I couldn't help but go back...

      I know all of women can relate.. lol

      I am sharing and pinning and twittering and googling and face booking..lol

      wooo that's a lot

      Have a happy and safe new year

      if you are like me you will stay home.

      My wild days a long gone

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Alur: Yoga poses in the waiting room? Hmmmm....never thought of that...lol..

      OMG...i can't comment on your last sentence - because - i'm laughing too hard...

      Thanks for the great comment, my friend..

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Ahorseback: Lol...funny - you're not the first to mention that...

      luv ya too, cowboy..

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Fpherj48: Paula - i don't know how these comments...got away from me..lol..it's as if they just fell off the bottom of the page!

      My apologizes! btw - i wrote this the minute i got back from my day in the stirrups...lol

      Happy New Year, dear friend! I wish you all good things...

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: OMG - FRIDAY??? OK - i knew i was behind in responding - but - this is ridiculous! Please forgive me - there's no excuse - even the holidays!

      Thankfully - we've chatted between then and now!

      Happy New Year, Doc! Let's make it a great one!

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      ALUR 

      5 years ago from USA

      What can I say? How poetic! So true, so cold...so annoying esp the wait. I now bring my own stash of magazines, do a few yoga poses in the waiting room and well, munchies until my doc graces me. Then, close the eyes and allow the probing which sadly is more action than I have had in a while...lol

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      ahorseback 

      5 years ago

      I think the girl in the picture is Lelie or so Dr. Ahorseback says anyway! Luv ya leslie !

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      Paula 

      5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Leslie.....This is a doozy! I wonder if the girl in the photo realizes her pic in the saddle, is making the rounds?? LOL! Cute socks, anyway.

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      lovedoctor926 

      5 years ago

      You're so funny! Happy Friday. hugs xxxx

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: You know what they say, my friend - it's either laugh - or slit your wrists...(something along those lines, anyway...lol) love yaxx

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      lovedoctor926 

      5 years ago

      Goosebumps arise beneath sharp crackling paper... your imagination running wild.. you're a riot!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: 'Plastic humiliation'? Hmmm...i could work with it...LOL..

      Love ya, sweet Shauna - you know im just a-jokin' with ya!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Tillsontitan: Very sad to hear about your mother in law...on the other hand - no one in my family makes it anywhere near 88 - that's awesome!

      Thanks for sharing me, my friend!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      So well put and so very important! At least they were kind enough to trade cold steel for plastic. Now if they could just do something about the humiliation.............

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      Only you, dear girl, could write about this subject in this way and totally pull it off! Giggling and cringing, then hoping and praying.

      My 88 year old mother-in-law was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three months ago....a rude awakening. Job well done IM.

      Voted all the way across and shared.

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @LouisaRogers: Lol..i've had several thank you for caring! LOL...i actually wrote this the day after i had one - i had a lump under my arm - and you know the routine...i was fine, thankfully...

      now - had i not been fine - THAT would have been another verse - or 10...

      Thanks for taking the time to drop by, Louisa - much appreciated!

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      Louisa Rogers 

      5 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

      Leslie-- oh, another wonderful one from you. Glad your photo was of a woman doctor. Have you had a mammogram yet? Just you wait. I see another verse on its way!!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      @Arb: Who signs up for such work? Well, my uncle for one! Lol..honestly - he was probably one of the best looking men in the city - and he chose to become an obgyn in private practice just outside of boston mass...Yep..that's what he looks at allllllllllll day...(GROAN...Grimace...)

      (giggle..)

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      arb 

      5 years ago from oregon

      As we have illustrated leslie, some essentials are best viewed with a sense of humor. Though deadly serious, what an eight hour job on the other end! Who signs up for such work?

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Blondey: You go, girl! Be yourself or go home!

      I'm definitely all for monogamy..for myself, at least - AND swear like a sailor..lol

      You're welcome here anytime, dear - the welcome mat is always out!

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      6 years ago

      This is a great hub and it's great to let your filter go, or else how are you going to have any fun?

      I'm done with the nun act the serious conservative act it doesn't pay does it, to pretend to be something your not one can have confidence even if a little filterless these days being a proper lady isn't required- freedom! but all in all you can have a mouth like a sailor and still want a monogomous relationship. yes I think so. Well. nuff said. be back later. fun thread here.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Realhousewife: HI YOU! Miss you when you don't come around for a minute or two, Kell!...LOL

      did you say annual exposure - or, um - anal?

      LOL..

      (i'm sorry - i've been dealing with some political jerk offs lately and what's left of my filters is HISTORY! lol)

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You are a riot - but heck you have the message right!

      I just wonder how the world would change if men had to go for the annual expose? LOL

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Blondey: lol..thanks for a short but sweet comment! I love love love it!

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      schoolgirlforreal 

      6 years ago

      :)))

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Schoolgirlforreal: I adore a woman with a sense of humor - i really do! If we can't laugh at ourselves - who ya gonna kill, eh?

      May as well just laugh...

      I'm happy to have met you too dear!

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      6 years ago

      Very funny stuff, love love love it!

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      schoolgirlforreal 

      6 years ago

      ;) LOL! Thank you very much, I did read it lol

      I'm so so glad to have met your acquaintace,

      R

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Schoolgirlforreal: OMG i love it! Your comment has me giggling - still!

      I think we're going to get along just fine, my friend - and i promise i won't tell yo mama what you said!

      LOL

      Your lack of filters coincides perfectly with mine - perhaps you'd care to read the poem: Foreplay: The Ins and The Outs?

      OMG...haha

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      schoolgirlforreal 

      6 years ago

      I could care less about cancer....but then again....it's just part of the physical and it's always fun being paid attention to, I rather like the dentist as well, love anything in my mouth. :P Oh geez. I just posted this, I only meant to think it!!!! bahahahah

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Btrbell: Love when you drop in Randy - and even more so when you agree with me! Haha..

      Thanks for sharing, my friend - i'm a believer in doing the same!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Great way to express a not so fun topic! thank you for sharing.. up, awesome and sharing

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @AAZavala: Sigh...i get kidney stones too - AND - ONCE in stirrups does not qualify you to burst anyone's bubble - SIR!

      lol

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Hate to burst your bubble, but I was placed in stirrups once because of a kidneystone. So, being a man won't save you like I thought it would for me. Cold steel you say? Hmm....

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Rcrumple: What i didn't include? Well, sir - i believe the only thing i didn't include was a step by step video..lol..

      And..o, yeah - that prostrate 'Thingie with Fingie'?

      We - the women of the world have but one thing to say about that - and it would go something like this:

      "Yawn...whateva' or...'quit yo whining'...lol

      Gotta spread your legs from the age of 12?? Got all eyes on yo' ya-ya?? Try cold steel instead of warm fingie..

      Need i go on..lol

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      Rich 

      6 years ago from Kentucky

      The fear, the dread, the agony, the humor... I'm trying to figure out what you didn't include here! You ladies don't have it easy, but then again, "Prostrate oh prostrate, an exam is this date, like an I.R.S audit, long fingers we hate." Great Job!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Blondey: Thank you Blondey! Just making the best of a messy situation..(god help me..lol)

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      6 years ago

      Very very funny and witty! Awesome!!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Pamela99: It's either laugh or cry, eh? I prefer to laugh and spread em instead of crying and dying!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This poem is so funny and of course, I also hate the exam. I do believe in its importance though. The tone of the poem was great and it got the point across very well. Cervical cancer is what they are looking for (in answer to blondey) and when found in a PAP smear it is 100 percent treatable.

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      6 years ago

      Is that what they do it for, ovarian cancer? LOL.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Tobusiness: Better late than never, my friend! Hope you enjoyed enough to come again!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Natashalh: Lol..sooo agreed - nothing normal about it - except, hopefully - THE RESULTS! Take a peek at my Mammogram poem if you ever get a moment ...

      i think it might give you a giggle!

      Thanks for taking the time, Natashalh...most appreciated!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      So sorry I took so long to get here, this is simply priceless, what a brilliantly funny way to pass on a serious message. Still laughing, definitely sharing.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Justsilvie: Hi, Silvie, so nice to 'meet' you!

      i HATE when people share my stuff!! (You probably aren't familiar with my politically incorrect sarcastic streak yet, eh?)..

      lol...

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @PegCol17: It's gotta be done - might as well laugh about it, eh? Options are...boring..lol

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      Natasha 

      6 years ago from Hawaii

      So timely that someone would share this today. I just had my annual fun time yesterday! And then they talk and try to have a conversation with you as if everything is normal. Uh - everything is not normal! There are multiple people and lights and metal things and all sorts of not normal things!

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      Justsilvie 

      6 years ago

      Very well done! Felt every move. Also an excellent Reminder. Vote up and shared.

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      Peg Cole 

      6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Crackly paper beneath us indeed. Slide closer now? Never. Clever rhyme to make an important point about prevention.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Xstatic: Oh, pish tosh, X! LOL...go for one every year - be awake when they spread your cheeks - THEN - we'll talk, k? K! lol..

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I told you that colonoscopy was bad, Imkarn, see?

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @DanaTeresa: LOL...love your 'tude, girl! So happy to hear about your lovely cervix doing so well! Keep it up! Dunno if you've read my recent hub on cancer, but - my cousin is enduring treatment for stage IV colon/liver cancer as we speak and - it's fucking gruesome!

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      This is great. You draw attention to a very important yet uncomfortables ubject in a way that makes it readable and still delivers your message.

      I had a scare not too long agao. Abnormal test results and each one worse than the next. Thank goodness my body has started healing. Now my doc and I know to watch me closely.

      If you gals think a pap is bad,try a colposcopy and cerivical biopsy. After that you'll be asking for the pap. At least I got to see my cervix on TV. She's lovely :)

      Thanks again for this. Voted up etc.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Alwaysexploring: i'm just happy we found each other! Lol..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHaHa, Where have you been? I got a kick out of your humor, and i FELT every command..Hee

    • ImKarn23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      @Xstatic: LOL...(and NO!)

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