Its taken me some time to actullay ask a question on here. I have read some really good advice and realised thats what Jo's is for. Many thanks in anticipation of any response.
I had my very first smear in April this year (2014) and the results came back high grade CIN 3. I was swiftly booked in for a LLETZ with LA. Not a very nice experience, however, glad I was in the chair and feeling lucky.
It was an easy 4-6 weeks wait (I thought it was all gone after treatment) until I realised it was knocking on for 7 weeks and I hadn't heard a bean. Another girl i know had been treated for CIN2 2 weeks after me but already had her results back... My anxious Mind starts ticking, so, I called the colposcopy clinic only to be told my case was being referred to a Medical Disiplinary Team meeting...!!!!
The (Locum) Consultant told me it was 'nothing to worry about but the cells had been discovered further into the neck of the womb and so a 'special' meeting was being held to decide how to best manage it'. He then went on to say this MDT meeting was being postponed due to four of the six consultants (required in attendance) were on annual leave and so it would be happeneing in September 2014... HOLD TIGHT.
Now being the crazy lady that I am - I knew straight away there was no way I could wait - I thought i got rid of this and now I havent?? First instinct is to ring hospital over and over again until i get some answers...The consultant did call to assure me 'things woulld not get messy between now and then'....his words not mine!
I have private health insurance through work and so enlisted a consultant to review my case for a second opinion (he would also be able to give any further treatment he deemed neccessary).
I ofcourse called the NHS to tell them that I was going private and the MDT meeting may as well be cancelled. I got a call straight back from another NHS consultant at a different NHS hospital with a pre op consultancy, along with a time and date to have geneal anethestic so they can do a more successful LLETZ (pre op 27/08/14. Second LLETZ 02/09/2014). I have been advised to stay with the NHS as they have a better knowledge of my medical history.... SO I have cancelled the private appointment.
This is where i need your advice.... I'm a naturally anxious person (although not because of the severity or fear of CC) and so would much rather not have to go through the 4-8 weeks wait after every treatment or smear....so... I would ask - is it unreasonable to ask for an elective hysterectomy (I am fortunate enough to have already completed my family)?
Many thanks again for taking the time to read.