Raising a Sensitive Child

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Cervical health


I’m thinking a lot about my cervical health because today, I had a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to remove abnormal cells from my cervix.

The meaning of (my) abnormal cervical cells

When I heard that I was going to need the procedure, I consulted with my Heilkunstler, my naturopath and my shamanic healer. It’s possible that the abnormal cells on my cervix is a healing reaction from the homeopathic remedies that I’ve been taking, as I make my way through my own timeline (the first part of Heilkunst healing). I was reminded of Dr. Allyson McQuinn’s Path to Cure book, in which she described developing a breast tumour during one of her healing reactions. (It went away after 6 weeks).

Interestingly, my shamanic healer sensed an abnormality with respect to my uterus before I even mentioned it to her, but when she later did a deeper healing, she didn’t find anything associated with it. She told me that she often finds that women who are going through a transformational healing in their lives often have abnormal cells show up on their cervix. She advised me “not to go into fear” about it. And, so I tried not to.

My naturopathic doctor (who is very intuitive) told me that cervical cells are always changing and that they represent “exiting and releasing”. She got the sense that the abnormal cells were not a sign of illness, but of a sign of overall change in my life, reflecting the changes that were happening in my outer world, like our move to a new home, my new healing room, my new yoga class, Moses’ health improving and my new frame of mind. She encouraged me to think of the brand new cervical cells that would be growing. The brand new cells to match our brand new life.

Louise L. Hay’s You can Heal your Life book, says that the uterus represents the home of creativity and the new thought pattern is, “I am at home in my body.”

I am at home in my body.
I am at home in my body.
I am at home in my body.

Preparing for the Procedure

Based on the advice of my naturopath, I started taking the following:

  • Rescue Remedy a couple of days before the procedure, and will continue until 6 days after the procedure;
  • Arnica homeopathic remedy a day before the procedure and will continue until one day after the procedure; and
  • Anxiety homeopathic remedy (Anx 2), which I take daily anyway.

The Procedure

It actually felt a lot worse than I thought it would, despite the local anaesthetic. It helped that I had a compassionate and experienced nurse who held my hand and talked me through the procedure, letting me know what to expect and explaining the various sensations during the experience (“You are going to feel some cramping now”, etc.). Her compassion touched me deeply.

After the Procedure

I felt deep sadness during the procedure, but didn’t feel comfortable releasing it until I was safe at home. My husband held and comforted me as I released sobs of deep sadness. I felt crampy, sore and had a terrible headache, likely an effect of the anaesthetic. My husband let me sleep and rest for a few hours until I felt well enough to join the family.

I am welcoming my new beautiful, healthy cervical cells that are will be forming and growing in my healthy body. Healthy new cervical cells to match my brand new home and brand new life. Welcome home.


October 7, 2011: Had a follow up coloscopy today and my cervical cells look healthy.  Yay!  Feeling very thankful and blessed.

April 12, 2012: My cervical cells still look healthy. This means that I get to be discharged from the specialist and can go back to annual appointments with my regular doctor.  Woo hoo!  So thankful!


9 thoughts on “Cervical health

  1. Oh Dearness…

    I am saddened to hear of this personal experience you share on levels I can feel on your behalf. The manifestations that occur are always as they are, in themselves and come along with learning tools to add to the box we collect here on our journeys…we know this, yet going through it at the time does not make it a joyful experience…

    The avenues you bravely take towards healing yourself and Moses are courageous and admirable…
    Sending you waves many miles away my friend
    Love Carla

  2. Thank you for sharing this deeply personal experience. There is no doubt in my mind that the changes were due to all the amazing healing you have been doing. You are so connected to your body; what an amazing gift!!

    You can, and will, heal yourself, Janice. You are a beautiful, shining light! Grieve and feel your pain; do not hold on to it. Celebrate your amazing body and heal from within!

  3. Love you both dearly. xoxo

  4. Sending droves of well wishes and healing vibrations your way, Janice. ❤

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  6. Thanks for sharing this all. I just had a really weird experience that I immediately knew was emotionally based, despite it’s physical manifestations. Your post helped me to put some more meaning around it.

  7. Thanks for sharing your experience, Rachel. Wishing you all of the best on your healing journey.

  8. I so needed to read this as I just got a call from my doctor with results from my papsmear. Thank you!! Thank you! Thank you for sharing. I feel positive.

  9. Hi Martha: So glad to hear that this helped you. Hope all goes well!

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