I am new to this site - I had my second smear ever 8 months ago where it came back with abnormal cells so I was refered to the Colposcopy department at the hosptal. The took a biopsy and sent it off to the lab. The biopsy was so painful and I almost passed out with the pain (probably didnt help that I hadnt eaten that morning).
They called me back 6 months later (3 weeks ago) and said that they will just do a routine smear to see how the cells look and that I wouldnt need another biopsy that day (much to my relief). After the smear we sat down and she said that the area looks like it had gotten a bit better so she asurred me that I probably wouldnt need to come back until next year as the cells look like they are sorting themselves out.
Yesterday I receive a letter for a pre assesment on Friday 28th Aug. The letter was so crypitc and I never even got a letter with my smear results so I was a bit confused. I rang them this morning and they said they couldnt offer me my results as the nurse wasnt in but it looks like I will need Lletz treatment. I am so devistated, I thought all was good and I cant bare the thought of the procedure. I know it needs to be done and I will 100% do it but I dont think I will be able to cope with just a LA as I get to nervous and panic.
My question is, what should I expect in a pre assessment and will they do the procedure on the day or book another appointment?
Also am I able to request a GA or will they just do a local? I am so scared I cant even talk.
Ant advice would be amazing.
Thanks ladies xx