Hi to you all!!! Been loitering here for a week now, made the mistake of trying Dr Google first which fills you full of fear & dread...and now I've found Jo's trust there's such a lovely atmosphere that I'm able to control the crazy anxiety I've been feeling!
I have just undergone a colposcopy, biopsy & Lletz all in one joyous appointment.....initial smear was borderline and no one including my consultant expected that I would need cells removed that day & all she would say was they were pretty bad..so I have no idea at this stage what type of cells they were, I assume not CIN 1 as from what I've read I probably wouldn't have had the Lletz?
So as I'm patiently waiting for the results, I remembered (just before I fled that little room about to burst into floods of tears) that the Dr did mention that although I have the HPV virus, it is not strain 16 or 18 and those are the most high risk ones. As a result I'm totally hanging my hat on that tiny piece of info and hoping that I'm not going to get bad news.....
I just wondered though, is that maybe a little naive of me, does any one with a recent diagnosis know if they carried HPV and if so was it either of those "high risk" strains?
Thank you for letting me crash ur forum!