Back from the doctor’s who confirmed I should have this again - this time under general anaesthesia as I find most pelvic exams gruelling. I wish I could say I’m relieved but I know this is only one step out of…who knows how many? I know I have the high-risk type(s) of HPV and that my last screen showed mild dyskaryosis. Still - I am angry that the follow up letter from the NHS included a typo (!!!) which led to a delay in getting the recommended colposcopy until I actually started having abnormal symptoms (eg bleeding during/after sex). I lost six months.
I plan to have the LLETZ next Saturday, then comes the two week wait for results. I pray for a happy ending and good outcome. I am scared.
Have most people generally been happy with their level of care from the NHS? I don’t want to bash anyone - just curious if anyone is wishing they could have gone private if able, based on personal experience.
Thank you for listening.
—Worried in West London