I firstly wanted to say I've found Jo's Trust so helpful since I received my first smear test result and has put my mind at ease on a lot of things.
Well, to start, I received my letter calling me up for my first smear test a few weeks back. I'm 24, but my birthday is in March, so I assumed they were pre-empting me turning 25. Anyway, I immediately scheduled my appointment and went for my first smear, which was actually ok. The nurse was joking with me when I went that I wasn't quite 25, maybe we should wait until I turned it. But she did it anyway, as I had got my letter through.
And thank god she did!! Because I got my result back a week and a half later. It said I had severe dyskariosis!! I was in total shock. What did that mean? I am only 24 and this is my first smear! The nurse had also said my cervix looked really healthy when she did the smear. Anway, I completely broke down. Was crying all day and night. It was a Sunday when I got my results so I had noone really to talk to in terms of a medical professional.
Since then, I managed to book in to have my colposcopy pretty quickly, in fact, because someone else cancelled, I got in just 4 days after getting my letter, on the Thursday, which was yesterday. So, I've now had my colposcopy. The nurse that did it again said my cervix looked healthy (i.e. no lesions, bumps/lumps) but she painted on the dyes and she did see what she thinks is CIN2. I read lots of women's experiences about how painful it would be to have biopsies, which I did have to have, and in truth, for me, it was very painful. I had to have 2 nurses holding both my hands while the lead nurse did it. I had 3 biopsies in total. For the rest of the day I found it hard to walk and was in period/cramp pain. Have had some brown bleeding since then. But today the pain is less. I did also get a swollen lower abdomen, just about my pubic area – has anyone else ever had this?! I can't find anyone else saying they have. I'm guessing it's because the area has been prodded from the inside, and my stomach is quite flat, so I can see some swelling on the outside.
Anyway, I have been booked in to have LLETZ under General Anaesthetic after my biopsy results come back. Apparently I had to have it under GA because it would be less painful for me. I was moving quite a lot apparently. Has anyone had LLETZ under GA? I'm worried as I've never been under GA before.
Smear result 9/2/14 severe dyskariosis, coploscopy (suspected CIN2) 13/2/14, booked in for LLETZ under GA...waiting for date TBC!