Anyone who can overcome severe grade 5 vaginismus 2 1/2 weeks after treatment, and on top of this go shopping with a glass dilator in place, is a hero and a champion in my book. To be undermined by a doctor that has neither knowledge nor compassion for women who have struggled with vaginismus is indeed a pity and a disservice.
Our patients need to stand tall and stand proud that they have overcome this disabling condition. Of course fear and anxiety can rear its ugly face at any time, causing a setback. This, as we know is temporary, and as you once again pushed forward by dilating after the exam, shows that you have conquered vaginismus.