It's been a while since I've come to the forum for advice, but I found it extremely helpful the first time around, and unfortunately this time I'm driving myself insane.
I had my first loop diarthermy in October 2011 after being diagnosed with CIN3. After this I had three 6 monthly smears, all of which came back clear. My final 6 month smear (before moving to 2 yearly) unfortunately sshowed CIN3 again.
Again, I had loop diarthermy treatment for the 2nd time in August 2013. Since then I have been advised that the sample came back to show it wasn't clear, and yesterday had my 3rd loop diathermy in 2 years.
This time an internal scan was required to see how much of the cervix was left to work with, and was advised it was just under 2cm, half the size it should be/started out. I was also advised that other options may need to be considered should the cells recur. I am now freaking myself out at the possibility of having to go through any more treatment or alternatives. This time round was definitely the most difficult yet.
Also, previously the cells have always been referred to as precancerous cells. Yesterday my consultant referred to 2mm of early cancerous cells. Is this the same thing, or a progression? Is anyone familiar with the change in terminology?
I know everyone's cases are different, but im just wondering if anyone has been through a similar situation with the recurrences and treatment etc.
Now that I'm back to the waiting game for results, my head is back in overdrive. I'm 27, with no kids, and no definitive decision on whether that will change in the future, but like any girl I like to know the option is there. I was given the contraceptive pill after my appointment yesterday, because 'we absolutely cannot risk me getting pregnant until this is resolved" which also doesn't fill me with confidence.
Anyway I'm really just venting, and looking for some advice from others in similar situations.