Just wanted to join in and say you’re not alone, and I really understand how scary this is, and how hard it is that so many women are ‘cured’ first time while some us still seem to have problems. I think there is a real lack of information and support for women in our situation. You mentioned finding it difficult to talk to your doctor, is it NHS? Remember you can always ask for a second opinion, or an appointment with another colposcopist if you’re not feeling comfortable,
Hysterectomy was mentioned at my last appointment because I asked ‘what if it keeps coming back’. But my consultant isn’t keen on hysterectomy as she said it isn’t a cure because the cells can still can come back abnormal at the top of the vagina. Pretty scary.
I’ve tried everything I can think of to boost my immune system - vitamins, diet etc. I’ve always lived a healthy lifestyle anyway - never smoked, slim, exercise regularly, never been promiscuous - but still this problem continues. Problem is that in some women the immune system can’t seem to clear the HPV. II think they’re still learning about the virus and still don’t understand a lot about it. I wonder if the fact my mother smoked during pregnancy caused a fault with my immune system. Just a theory, I have no proof.
Take a day at a time, and look after yourself x