I had a phone call tonight, telling me that due to a cancellation, they can fit me in on Friday. Apparently I will have to go for a "pre-op appointment" tomorrow or the day after.
Can anyone tell me what this pre-op thing entails? Do they take blood? I have never had a blood sample taken in my life and find the idea pretty scary.
I was doing OK with this and the hypnotherapy that I had seemed to be keeping my medical phobia away but now that this all feels so imminent I am starting to get pretty stressed out by the whole thing. I tried to have the LLETZ under LA, but when the doctor tried to inject me, I nearly went through the ceiling. This has now made me doubt a lot of things. I was pretty cocky before the procedure, so many people on here had said that if anything the colposcopy was worse than the LLETZ and pretty much everyone said that the biopsies were worse than the LLETZ. Well, since I didnt feel a thing for the biopsies, when the doctor said "I am going to do the LA now, you'll feel a little scratch", I thought pffff probably won't feel a thing. OMG how wrong could I be. This has left me feeling very confused, as I didn't feel the biopsies, I've had local injections before and dentist's injections with no problem, and I have even been stuck with needles for 2.5 hrs at a stretch to create my beautiful big tattoos ..... and then the injection for the local hurt like hell.
Now I am worrying myself to death about how painful it'll be if they take blood, and for getting the canula in. Starting to wonder whether the associated poking and prodding for having it under GA will be as bad as the injections would have been for local anyway :-(
Anyway, I'm rambling ..... probably a bit stressed out .... but if anyone can tell me what the pre-op involves it'd be a help. At least I would know what to expect