i have been lurking for the past few days after receiving a letter on Saturday morning to confirm I had an abnormal smear result. What was hugely frustrating was that the letter said I required an urgent referral and my doctors should have already contacted me by now - which they hadn't alongside the fact it arrived at the weekend when I was entirely powerless to do anything!!
i am 28 with a 5 year old son and frankly this has just sent me into a massive 'what if?' type panic. I can't sleep I feel teary and just generally a bit of a mess. I like to think of myself as quite a strong positive person but when I opened the letter I just crumbled.
Last year I went to the doctors with lower right back pain, exhaustion and generally feeling run down and had a whole battery of tests ending in a colonoscopy that identified a stomach bug. I and my doctor thought that was that but in honesty the back pain remained albeit intermittently and I have simply been too busy and distracted with work and life in general to follow it up. I'm starting to worry this was a sign of CC and I am petrified. I have also taken an age to get over minor bugs, colds and the like.
I spent alll day trying to get hold of my doctor to get my referral organised and to be honest they couldn't seem less interested. I had to ring three times over the course of the day after I just never had a call returned and when I did get the doctor she didn't discuss anything about my results and simply said I could pick up my referral from reception on Wednesday. Luckily I have private health care with my job and I am booked in for my colposcopy tommorow at 6pm.
Weighing on the good side of things very heavily I have a wonderful supportive partner and gorgeous little boy.
Has anyone else had symptoms like this alongside there abnormal results?
Sorry for the rant and thank you in advance!