Thank you all for your advice and support - we’re so lucky to have such a great community of women supporting each other.
Just wanted to give a little update as I’m not 5 days post LLETZ. My experience was probably a little different to most as my procedure was carried out in a theatre (my hospital didn’t have day facilities) so I had to go through a lot of daunting protocol and was in a full gown, stockings, hairnet etc. The procedure itself was, fairly straightforward. I would say the worst part was the speculum as once the local was in I didn’t feel a thing. The consultant said she had removed all the cells but they had some trouble stopping the bleeding.
Since then I’ve had some moderate bleeding but was also due on my period so could just be that. It’s starting to ease a little and I’ve been lucky to have hardly any pain. I’m sure I’m not over the worst of it yet but hopefully it will be a quick and easy recovery. Results arrive on 10th Aug so keeping everything crossed for clear margins.
Word of warning - make sure there’s someone around when you get home. I massively downplayed how I would feel and came home to an empty flat feeling very sorry for myself and burst into tears…nothing that large pizza couldn’t fix mind you.
Wishing you all the best for upcoming procedures, recovery and results! Stay strong!