i had a first smear at 25 which was normAl and waited 8 years before having another one because i found the experience awful! feeling invaded etc. after 2nd test (at 34) I got a letter within two weeks just with the word 'changes' and saying I needed a colposcopy! Instant panic! It has taken me eight phone calls to even get the word 'moderate changes' from my gp. I have been in tears every day (not normal for me!!). Being given no info I began Internet research which has made me even more terrified with talk of biopsies, acid/ vinegar being applied, pieces cut out of my most sensitive area :( I can't believe in one week I have gone from thinking everything was fine to reading info on cancer.
My colposcopy letter was dated the same day as my smear test result- another meltdown. Why so soon??
worried about everything from losing my amazing boyfriend because I'm not myself to the pain of the treatment to the results.
my appointment is this thur 17/09 and am supposed to be going on hold 2.5 weeks after that and don't want to have the treatment I will most likely need since the recovery period is 4 weeks!!!! Is there much harm to be done waiting 4 further weeks to treat??
any advice or words of support would be gratefully received