I have my lletz in two days and am trying not to panic.
It started two years ago when I had spotting in between periods. I had a normal smear and ultrasound so put everything down to the copper coil.
I’ve since married so had my coil removed as decided to start trying for a baby. At the same time I had a smear. I presumed it would be fine as both previous smears came back as normal. So started trying… I then got a phone call from my doctors saying my smear came back as abnormal and that it was ‘level 2’ out of ‘5’ so not to panic but I would be getting a letter from the hospital to arrange a colposcopy.
When I turned up for my colposcopy I was told that I’d been given the incorrect information and I actually had abnormal glandular cells. They apologised and then said ‘I’m sure if you’d known you would have brought you husband with you so I’m sorry’!!!
My colposcopy looked normal but as I was in between periods I had to wait to find out whether I might be pregnant before treatment. They also decided to take a second look at my original smear.
So the good news (sort of) is that I’m not pregnant but the bad news is that my original smear was correct. They haven’t given me any indication of how serious my ‘abnormal glandular cells’ are though and I’m freaking out!
I’ve read that glandular cells are more aggressive and that its when the colposcopy comes back as normal that you should be worried as its higher up? I’m also unclear as to how long you should wait before starting to try again for a baby? I’ve just turned 30.
Will they be able to tell me anything about how serious it looks immediately after my lletz? I have a history of panic attacks and depression so am desperately trying not to let this pull me down.
Thank you xx