I just wanted to share my story with you all and hopefully offer some reassurance at the same time.
I put off going for my first smear for a few months, when eventually I plucked up the courage to go I was suprised how quick it was done. Unfortunately my first result was CiN 2, this resulted in a colposcopy and lletz treatment.
That was almost 3 years ago and I am now having yearly smears for another 8 years (just so they can keep an eye on me).
I do not want to scare anybody, as the majority of smears come back normal, I just want to point out that these PRE- cancerous changes can be picked up and treated long before anything sinister can develop, and please remember that smears are simply a way to check if your cervix is healthy. I always think that I was lucky to have these changes picked up and dealt with because what really scares me is if I had never been for my smear.
I know how scary it is when you dont know what to expect but a smear only takes a couple of minutes.
Take care xxx