May We Dance Upon Their Graves

Incest Survivors, Spirituality and Ceremonies of Justice – the story of a woman living a rich, fulfilling life while waiting to dance on her sociopath father's grave.

Pap Test Success for Incest Survivor


I am an amazon! I had a pap test and negotiated for what I needed. Yay me. I went to the drop in clinic today because I have a stomach … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Eureka – take that, vulvadynia!


Okay, I seem to have it figured out. The yoga is great, but I found something even better. Just becoming aware of how often I clench the muscles of my … Continue reading

April 24, 2011 · 4 Comments

Interesting article


This doctor is looking for a way to help sexual abuse survivors who don’t want a pap test to do their own tests. http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/162/5/666.pdf

January 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

Icing my vulva


I’ve had pain and itching in my vulva for most of my life.  I’ve worn out holes in the fronts of underwear from scratching. This, I’ve found through some recent … Continue reading

November 8, 2009 · 4 Comments

Email I just sent my brother


Here’s the text of an email I just sent my brother. In my therapy session today, it came up that my father stole all my support from me by doing … Continue reading

August 4, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the wake of proof


Knowing I have scar tissue has changed my life I think. It’s like an incontrovertable validation of what I’ve been saying all along. No longer can I doubt or go … Continue reading

July 11, 2009 · 14 Comments

Warrior Victorious in Pap Test


So the gyne visit went about as well as it could possibly go, and better than I could have envisioned. The nurse-practitioner I saw was very experienced and nice and … Continue reading

July 8, 2009 · 17 Comments

Warrior Schedules PAP Test


Okay, so I think I found a safe (to me) place to get a gyne exam. I found out through some friends that the community health centres have nurses that … Continue reading

June 23, 2009 · 13 Comments

Pap test, anyone?


Okay, so I went bravely forth today on my quest to find a doctor to do a pap test. Like many survivors, I haven’t had a gyne exam in several … Continue reading

April 6, 2009 · 12 Comments

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