So I checked my post yesterday (I live in a flat so it's not like its there when you get in) and I have a lovely reminder letter telling me I need my check up smear by the 25th March. JOY. I had a little cry, but strangely I feel much better having had the letter (I've not been sleeping properly on and off for a few weeks) and I had the BEST nights sleep last night. I think that maybe now I have an actual deadline and not just the one in my head I feel a bit better? My body is weird!
I got all the usual bumpf (cervical screening leaflet, general letter 'it's very important you attend becuase of your last result' (which strangely made me feel like a naughty child!)) and then a leaflet on HPV. It said they might test for HPV, which is fine, but it said if it was negative that's fine, but if you test positivie, even if you get a normal smear. they'll ask you for colposcopy... WHY?! If the smear comes back normal what use will a colposcopy be? It's not like I wont go to any of it because I really appreciate being looked after and checked and all that, but I'd rather not have to get my insides out infront of yet another stranger - I've had quite enough of that for a while lol. If anyone can explain (it doesn't say on the leaflet) or guess why this would be I'd be interested.
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