I'm new here and I have to say I've found so much comfort in reading this forum.
I had my colposcopy 4 days ago and I wasnt really completely prepared For how I'd feel afterward. I'd read online that itsno big deal and women go back to work the next day like nothing happened. After speaking to a work friend whose sister had the procedure I then realised it was a bit more of a deal than I'd thought.
The procedure it self hurt a lot more than everyone had said. The doctor too punch biopsies and showed me a photo afterward of my cervix and the abnormal areas they are concerned about.
The doctor was suprised to find my entire cervix was covered in ectropion. Because of this she cauterised my entire cervix. There was a lot of blood.
I returned home and went to bed. The pain was excruciating and the first day it hurt to pee and sit. Day 2 the heavy bleeding started. Especially at night. I had to switch from panty liners to nighttime sanitary pads because the bleeding is so much.
I had to take 2 days of work as I felt physically and emotionally wrecked. The pain and heavy bleeding are so uncomfortable and I barely want to move or go out. I feel like a cry baby for having to take two days off work but I think I was in denial about how big a deal the procedure is.
Ive had lots of kind friends but I do feel like my work thinks I'm weak and a pain.
Ive also been so down and very emotional. I have at least 2 tearies a day. I feel so silly
i am awaiting by results which they said can take 3-4 weeks. The doctor said if the results come back cin 2 or 3 they will schedule surgery under general anesthesia.
Theres so little real talk about what goes on and how it feels. I'm glad this forum exists