Hi There I don't know if this is a long shot but would love to find someone in the same boat!
I have been reading this site since March 2013 where I had my first smear aged 24 - I got my letter 'inviting' me for my first smear and thought why not. I have a toddler so had no qualms about going for the smear. I was not even slightly worried about the results until i opened a brown envelope explaining I had 'severve abnormalities' Haven't really felt the same since!
I had the COLPOSCOPY AND LLETZ 12/03 - They explained it was quite a large area they could see but went ahead with the LLETZ. I think I held it together until the smell- Anyway i went away and recovered and waited patiently for the letter- Not so patiently actually I think the wait was equally as bad as the actual treatment. The letter eventually came and I read the words I have waited for 'TREATMENT SUCCESSFUL' Follow up smear booked for 6 months. Finally I could forget about it or at least push it to the back of my mind for 6 months.
6 months came round very fast and my follow up smear was here Thursday 17/09/2013. I was in and out in 15 minuets- no problem
On the following monday 23/09 I received a cal from my doctor asking if I was still in the care of the Woman's unit at the hospital which I advised I was, The doctor then advised the smear was severly abnormal again and to wait for contact from the hospital.
Appointment on Thursday 03/10 for colposcopy - Prepared my self for LLETZ again (I was truly dreading this time it as i knew exactly what to expect)
The Doctor that carried out the Colposcopy advised he needs to fetch the consultant to take a look ( I was crapping it at this point ) The consultant then had a look and said to the doctor he could see what the doctor meant- i was getting more worked up at this point. The consultant told me to sit up and explained that they can not carry out the LLLETZ today as there is quite a large area of cells that need removing and these spread down the cervix and are very close to the vaginal wall. He explained that if they were to do the LLETZ while I was awake there is a chance that if the vaginal wall was cut i would bleed profusely and would need to be rushed to theatre. HE explained that by doing lletz under GA my muscles will be relaxed and they can carry out the procedure.
My questions are - Has anyone else had this done? also if it is quite a large area will they be able to get it all out in one LLETZ while under GA?
Also could they have spread to the vaginal wall?
Sorry to have gone on- I just feel like i'm waiiting for this appointment with next to no information!