Hi guys, im new and to be honest getting myself into a bit of a tiz (im an old hand at this so really shouldnt)
A bit of back story, ive had abnormal smears for years now, since my first smear actually, I think I was about 19/20
I know it was not long after having my son. Was told it was CIN1 and they would keep an eye on it
Had 6 monthly smears until it became CIN2 then had LETTZ treatment
Continued with 6 monthly smears for about 18 months then went onto yearly smears
Had my daughter at age 30 then moved to Australia where I had a smear and was told CIN3
Had LETTZ and told if I wantd more kids I would need a stich in my cervix they had took alot of it away
CIN3 right to the edges of the biopsies and told to have my smear repeated back in england in 6 months.
Moved back home, had smear and all clear YAY!! Told to have another smear in 3 yrs (???)
Never recived my last invite for a smear (I was due 3 months before having a kidney transplant so was kind of destracted)
I now have had post coital bleeding and break through bleeding for about 5 months, as well as some discomfort during and after sex.
I went to see my GP (who told me it had been 5 years since my last smear) and booked me in for an urgent smear and swabs.
They have all come back fine (I must admit I was shocked that the smear had come back neg) He told me he had been in touch with a specialistand they wanted him to examine me (because of my history) but when he looked at my cervix he told me it was abnormal as it has red and white patches on it and has referred me to see a specialist. He told me that although it is unlikely to be cancer, he didnt like the look of my cervix and it needed to be ruled out!
A few days later I got a phone call from the hospital telling me that I have an appointment on Thursday 30th Jan
Things are happening really really fast and its got me worried.
All sorts of things are going through my mind, did they miss something on my smear? Is it cancer and thats why the smear hasnt picked it up?
Im in a right state inside but am managing to keep it together on the outside.
To make matters worse my cousin has just had a hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer (luckily they caught it in time and she hasnt needed chemo)
Sorry for the long post, i just needed to get it all out