I was so nervous that I was shaking. The colposcopist talked through things first and explained that CIN 3 is not cancer...nor is it any more aggressively active than CIN2 or CIn 1., which allayed my fears that it was somehow quicker and would change to something more sinister rapidly. She said that it simply refers to the number of minute little cells that are abnormal. During the examination, she found a 3mm area of abnormal cells which she subsequently took away. I didnt feel anything except a sharp scratch from the anaesthetic. It wasnt awful, by any means...even though I was expecting it to hurt because I have had painful smears before and having a merina coil fitted was very painful.
The colposcopist was very reassuring and has taken biopsies, but says that 8 out of 10 women who have CIN 3 biopsies taken will get results of clear margins. The remaining two would likely be referred back to colposcopy again to try again to remove the abnormal cells. So the wait begins again...but at least it is more positive than the unknown!
The bleeding has just kicked in a little....initially it didnt bleed at all, but now we are a few hours on it has increased considerably... I really should be in bed, but I am so wired by the whole experience today that I cant sleep. I have taken tomorrow off, as requested by the hospital, who say they prefer that we have 24 hours rest and no heavy lifting for the rest of the week.
Best Wishes xx