I had my long awaited lletz today.
I was very anxious and jumpy beforehand which was helped by taking part in a research project with a lovely doctor about vulvar cancer (very interesting). I don't have that as far I know but I am very nerdy and interested in medical things in general. I mentioned that I'd been worried about having an anterior (front)anal fissure for which I am receiving treatment and she said I was to ask the doctor. I said I thought I was just seeing the nurse and she said she thought that that wasn't true(it was). It seems to have healed again after the second treatment so probably no connection.
The nurse brought me in and told me some information which I mostly knew from being on this site and having looked into things a lot. She did say that I was slightly more at risk from being older as it can be more difficult to treat cervices post menopause due to stenosis if they need further treatment. She did say that this wasnt too much of a risk but she's mention it. Why do they never believe me when I say this is a new infection ? I had zero risk until 2016 as we had both been virgins when met in 1983 and were together until 2016. Since then I have been quite experimental.
I had gas and air which was amazing. Absolutely recommend and if I need further treatments would have that again if offered. Just made me not so anxious. I was aware enough to talk and made very silly jokes (a bit inappropriate). They turned the monitor away. No pain-well very little. Tiny prick of the injection.
After it had finished I asked about yoga. No yoga, not baths. no sex, in fact nothing to laugh at at all. She said she'd taken off about the size of my thumbnail. No idea if that was the width or the depth ? Never asked.
She also said she's not seen anything too worrying. In my colposcopy the gynae had said it thought was cin1 -biopsy was 2. I actually had had a look as own a speculum and it had looked ok with a few pink areas near the os. It had been bleeding a bit, but only post coitally and minor. She said that might just be ectropic ?? I know from my reading it can also be cin. Didn't say.
They asked me where I'd got a speculum-I said Bondara (couldnt think of a lie lol).
At present t I just have a little light period like bleeding and a little heaviness, like a period. Nothing at all really. Not unpleasant or painful, at the moment anyway.
i was told that the biopsy would take 6 weeks because of covid and that I would be called in if necessary. If not necessary, I would have smear at 6 months plus HPV test. If this was clear, back to 5 year smears-I'm not happy about that and glad I am being vaccinated. Might think of private HPV tests.
I was very sad afterwards and went to my friend's. Weeping in the hospital. Fine now though.
Thank you for thinking of me-Dreamland in particular
And LL -sorry didnt include you. Blame the beer.