Hi everyone, I posted a few days ago but something went haywire with it and it linked to someone else's so here is take 2...fingers crossed!
I have been lurking in the background reading all of your stories for about a month now, I have crafted a few posts but never been brave enough to post them. I guess I feel like I am not allowed to be worried or upset as nothing is definite yet, maybe its a bit of denial still?
So I am 24, no children. I had my first routine smear in Jan and was embarrassed about having it done but thought nothing else of it. I bled a bit which the nurse said was cervical erosion and normal for someone on the pill...I had been bleeding during sex but embarrassingly put it down to a size compatibility (cringe!!)
Result came back high grade abnormalities and I had a colposcopy a week later. Everyone was lovely. The consultant took 3 biopsies but said I would need a general anaesthetic for the lletz as the area was difficult to treat. He described it as a halo abnormality and I could see the white ring all around the edge of my cervix. The op day came, I was a little apprehensive about it generally as expected but it was a pretty OK day considering. On the day he started using the word tumour which suddenly had my attention....
He had hoped it would come back clear boarders and that would be me sorted but its come back mostly CIN 3 ( which I have read lots about on here, thank you) but with strands of cancerous cells running through it, no clear boarders. He is discussing my case at MDT meeting on April 8th and I know I just have to sit tight until then. The positive thing is I feel totally cared for as an individual and that he is taking my future fertility seriously.
I haven't been able to find much about a halo abnormality or strands of cancer within an abnormal area (he described it as stripy). I was wondering if anyone had any similar stories or ideas? I feel OK (though wish the bleeding would stop now) and know I can call the team to chat if I need to, just feels somewhat comforting to have my story out there too and see if anyone is similar?