I am 24 (25 next month) and I had my first cervical screening test just over a week ago. I got a letter through on Saturday saying that I have high grade dyskaryosis and will need to have a colposcopy.
My colposcopy is booked for the 22nd August and my letter says that I may have loop excision on the same day.
For the last few days I have been very upset and worried. The main reason is the fear of malignant cells and the pain of the tests/treatment and during the healing process. However my fears are made worse as I go on holiday to Florida on the 5th September (exactly 2 weeks after the colposcopy) and 4 days after I come home from Florida I am starting RAF Basic Training.
I am upset that I will most likely not be able to swim on my holiday that I have paid thousands of pounds for, but I am also worried as I have read that I will need to stop exercising for a few weeks and I have worked so hard to get my fitness level to the highest it has ever been and I have a fitness test on day 2 of joining the RAF so I can't let it slip. I currently go to the gym around 5/6 times a week and train very hard.
I feel so lost and I just don't know what to do with myself.
Can anyone give me some advice?