This is my first time here and I'm looking for a bit of support and information.
Last year following an abnormal smear result showing CN1 changes I attended the colposcopy unit at the nearest hospital for 2 appointments. I was told to wait for 1 year for a follow up smear to see if the changes had gone back to normal.
I went for the smear test last week and although I have to wait for 2 weeks for the results, my strong feelings are that it's not ok. It was quite painful - the whole thing. the sample was bloody, I could see the nurse swishing it around in the container afterward. She did tell me when I asked that it looked "red and angry".
I know that the next step is the Lletz treatment and I'm wondering who else has had a similar time of it and whether it's effective and what happens next if it progresses.
Im trying to be positive but it's a very scary time for me. Thanks for taking the time to read this, any input would be gratefully received.