I think my main issue has been lack of information about what's actual going on and how serious it is. For example I had a colposcopy a few weeks ago and received a letter that simply said "your sample has shown pre cancerous changes, this is nothing to worry about but you require treatment". It's very confusing to see the C word and then "nothing to worry about" right next to it. They need to think of a better was to describe abnormalities other than pre cancer because even high grade abnormalities aren't guaranteed to become cancer. I was also not given any information about this treatment - I know what it is from looking on here but if I didn't google it I'd be none the wiser! My personal experience of the actual colposcopy appointment wasn't great either, not sure if that's relevant but I basically felt treated like a naughty child for trying to be light hearted and ask questions. It was all a bit rushed and if I hadn't demanded an answer to my questions I would have left that room not knowing any more than when I entered, I wasn't even told about any of the after effects of the biopsy I had, when I could use tampons or have sex.
I just expected the whole system to be a bit more... Sympathetic? I mean, I've had more sympathy from dentists and nurses in A+E so I don't see why the people who do colposcopy can't just be a bit more.. Human? Maybe im exaggerating because I was so nervous.
On the good side I've always received my letters and appointments very quickly, but there are loads of women on here who've had to wait maybe even 6 weeks for results. It's such a stressful thing to go through, I was bad enough waiting 2 for mine!