Hi All. I thought I would post my LLETZ story on to this forum, as I was doing every thing I could to read other people's posts before I had my treatment, and I really got myself in a panic. In reality, it wasn't that bad at all. As some history, I am 24.5 years old and I had my first smear in June (High grade dysk), followed by a colposcopy 2 weeks later which showed CIN2. I had a LLETZ under local 24 hours ago.
To say I was petrified would be an understatement. I suffer from panic attacks and anxiety and I have been experiencing terrible worry over the last six weeks. I faint frequently and I was SO worried that I would pass out / have an anxiety attack during the LLETZ treatment. I called up the clinic in advance to warn them and they couldnt have been more understanding.
The treatment itself was honestly fine. The nurse told me that the LA contained adrenaline so I wouldn't faint, which was reassuring (even if it wasn't true?). The most uncomfortable part of the experience was the speculum, again, and the burning smell associated with the quarterizing of the wound. It is an unpleasant but necessary treatment, which is what I had to keep reminding myself. I was in and out in 15 minutes. I did feel a little queezy aferwards and was told to remain in the ward for 1 hour due to my disposure for fainting attacks with convulsions. I havent bled yet, nor have I felt any pain.
I think the worst thing about the whole experience is the fear of the unknown. Will my results come back worse than CIN2? Did they get it all? Do I have to go through this all again? Why me?! I think I will continue to panic and worry about these things until I get my results back in 4-6 weeks. The worry is by far the worst part of my experience so far.
Please feel free to message me or responsd if anyone has any questions. Jo's forums have helped provide me with so much information that I can only attempt to help other worried ladies in the same scary situation. :)