Hi everyone I just wanted to post on here to let others know about my experience.
In February i had my smear and it came back with abnormal results . I had cin2 . I went to my coloscopy appointment without really knowing what was going to happen. I assumed they were just looking at the area to confirm it and we would go from there . To my surprise they took a bispoy and boy didn't that hurt !
i was told I would have to come back for the lletz procedure as I didn't have anyone with me couldn't do it there and then . I was so frightened after that experience plus I stupidly googled it ( please don't do that if you haven't had it done ) I put it off for 5 months.
knowing I had to go for the procedure I plucked up the courage and went this morning . I was in a complete state but the hospital staff in the room were fantastic and tried to put me at ease . I was really anxious but it wasnt as bad as I thought. the biopsy was so much more painful.
firstly the 2 local anaesthetic injections into the cervix . Uncomfortable but i wouldn't say painful. Then the adrenaline ? Anyone else have this ? That was fine although I was shaking throughout . The procedure itself . Some pain I remember saying ouch but it was for a second . It didn't last long maybe 5 mins ? the smell was vile . That burnt hair smell . Knowing that was me burning was slightly off putting . When it was over I was so relieved and did thibk I have worried myself sick for 5 months and it was no where near as bad as I thought it was going to be.
so it's the evening of the procedure and I have experienced some discomfort and cramping but nothing too intense . Worried after reading posts about infection and my next period but fingers crossed it will heal quickly with no problems.
am worried about the next 6 month appointment as although I have been through it I would rather not go through it again.
thanks for reading