Hi all I’m just in the beginnings of this journey. I am 43 yrs old and married with 4 kids (2 his, 1 mine and 1 ours). I got a call in October that my last pap had abnormal cells. I mentioned that is had that once before, about twenty years ago. The dr said, “No, I think this is different.” She went on to say I had Atypical Glandular Cells. I was scared and googled a ton! I went for a colposcopy and four small biopsies, as well as a pelvic and vaginal ultrasound. Everything came back fine except one of the biopsies.
I had adenocarcinoma in situ. I have an excellent dr and while terrified, felt comforted in her hands. Two weeks ago I had a cold knife cone biopsy. I found out they are confident they got it al, but was shocked this week to find out that the cone biopsy showed I also had SIL. Wow. So it would eventually become cancerous as well.
I feel very fortunate it was all found when it was. Since I am finished having kids I’m booked for a total hysterectomy in Feb. my aunt died of cervical cancer at 42 so I am anxious to have it gone and move forward. The procedure scares me a bit. Some of the possible complications and long term effects are scary. Trying to stay positive.