I am 25 years of age and in November of this year I had my first Cervical Smear, I was called into the doctors upon the arrival of my results and told that I had abnormalities. This news was a bit of shock as I immediately thought of invasive techniques and needles but the nurse explained about the colposcopy process and I felt better about it. I attended my colposcopy appointment on 23rd December of this year and was told I had fallen into the high grade of abnormality and therefore they wanted to proceed with the loop excision of abnormal cells and a screening done to diagnose the abnormal cells. I was never told by my doctor that I fell into the high grade category and I didn't expect to have to deal with my needle phoebia as abruptly as I did, it was very distressing. I gritted my teeth however and thought about all the women who had to have the same crappy news dumped on them and maybe how much braver they were than me so therefore I should really get a grip. I switched off during my consult because of everything I was trying to process and deal with and now a few days on I can't really recall much of the info the nurse relayed to me about what my high grade meant and what was going to happen etc... All I know it seems is that I won't know anything for 3-4 weeks - I'm quite practical usually and trying to get on with Christmas but I'm annoyed that I'm having to drag the wait into the new year - am I being silly about all of this? One minute I'm feeling fine as much as one can but the next when I'm on my own I struggle.
Any advice appreciated.