Had my routine smear on 15th January, on 4th February I recieved my results saying I was HPV positive and had high grade severe dyskaryosis CIN 3. Panic set in...all previous smears have been clear and no problems to then see severe on my notes was a bit daunting.
9th February I had my colposcopy examination. Biopsies were taken and LLETZ procedure done on the same day. LLETZ wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be, the local anaesthetic stung a bit but after that I couldn't feel anything other than a bit of pulling around. I had a lovely nurse by my side asking me about my children and work so I was distracted from what was going on.
Yesterday March 5th I recieved my results from the biopsies - no cancer found, CIN 3 high grade severe dyskaryosis as they had expected, however they think they got all of the affected area with the LLETZ procedure. Test of cure in 6 months time to check to see if HPV is still present, if it is then it's back to colposcopy, if not then back to 3 yearly smears again :)
Just thought I would share as I was so upset and panicked. Every day I have been waiting for the post to come or a phone call with my results!
Will still visit the group to see if I can help others in any way! :)