I'm new here but have been reading discussions for some weeks, since my routine smear results came back with CIN3 about 5 weeks ago. If anyone can help with any advice, I'd be really grateful.
I had my first colposcopy last week, and was called in for Lletz under GA yesterday because the abnormal area was too big to treat. My consultant told me before I went into surgery that my punch biopsy came back clear but that they would send what they were taking out yesterday for a 2nd biopsy because sometimes "it can go the other way".
He's going away for 3 weeks but keeps saying that he's marked all my tests "urgent" - does he know something but isn't telling me yet? Has anyone else been in this situation? He says to ring the colposcopy clinic for my results in 2 weeks but I know they don't give things out over the phone. The waiting is so awful.
I'm also worried that I've had no pain or bleeding yet, so I'm wondering if they really did do the Lletz or just took a biopsy once they got in there? Am I just being paranoid?
I've been on immuno-suppressants for rheumatoid arthritis for 10 years, and I've read that's a big risk factor. We were starting to try for children when all this happened and now I just don't know what the future will be. I feel so alone. My OH is being great but my mum is the other end of the country and I can't talk to anyone about it because I just can't go there with it. It's so terrifying and I keep trying to second guess what medical staff are really saying.
They gave me a letter to give my GP when I came out yesterday but told me not to open it - why have they said that? I keep thinking that if they suspected they would tell me, but I also keep reading about ladies who've had really bad experiences with miscommunication and misinformation. Just feel sick all the time thinking about it.
If anyone's experienced similar, I really appreciate talking about it with you. Hope eveyrone's well