Really just looking for some answers to some question, answers i probably know the answers to really, but opinions from others who’ve been through similar.
I have been on the Cervical Smear testing circus for years, always get called back, yearly tests, varying degrees of CIN in the past, although now i notice they don’t mention CIN on the letters, various colposcopies, watch and wait etc etc.
At my last colposcopy 2019 i had erosion of the cervix and a punch biopsy. Watch and wait again.
At my 2020 smear i had a clear no abnormal cells but still with HPV.
At my 2021 smear - it’s come back as HPV and high grade severe dyskariosis. So in space of a year its gone from clear to high grade.
Over the years its gone from a little concern, to a growing one, year on year.
I had a phone call yesterday, out of the blue, booking me in for a colposcopy, the letter didn’t arrive until today. I’m booked in for next week, which is quick, but my questions are:
1 - i am due to go on holiday, only in the UK next week too, a day after the bloody colposcopy. Its a much needed break from work, time with my children whom i’ve ignored through being so busy working from home … it’ll involve alot of walking, swimming etc and it breaks my heart to not be able to join in with that. Do you think i’m ok to ask the colposcopist to not do a Lletz there and then if it’s needed and wait 2 weeks?
2 - Am i alone in finding a colposcopy excruciating? … the last one i was in tears in pain, from the prodding, but also when they put the dye on, was eye wateringly painful. I cannot imagine having a Lletz under LA, the sheer thought of it terrifies me. I have a high pain threshold, gave birth to two kids without pain relief, but the colposcopies and smears kill me. Has anyone requested the Llletz is done under GA?
3 - I cannot face the thought of 4 weeks, maybe more, without the ability to go running, it keeps me sane, does anyone else have any experience of running after a Lletz?
Thank you x