I recently booked into my doctors for a smear test May 2015. I was so nervous and felt embarrassed sat there in the waiting room, tapping my foot and debating weather to leave and just remake a new appointment when I felt more calmer "Joanne ...." To late the doctor had called my name .
Awkward .... not really to be honest she made me feel comfortable, i could see in her face she wanted it over and done with as much as me . I was literally laying there while she was taking the smear thinking " Please don't fart, please don't fart" . It took all of a few minutes and it was over . on leaving she told me they would be in touch if needs be .
I left feeling happy I had gone and relieved it was all over and done with for a few years, life carried on as normal :)
Well that's what I thought until .... a few days later I had several missed calls from my husband (my rock ) finally answering his call he told me the doctors had been trying to contact me about my smear test and they needed to speak to me asap. To be honest i cant recall what he said after this , everything seemed to go silent my world went blank ...and the tears quietly rolled down my face.
I spoke with my doctor, I was to go to the hospital as my results were not good . I agreed without asking questions and awaited an appointment , she later called me back that day with an appointment for a Colposcopy.
....what wasn't good? ....am i dieing ? I even spoke to my husband on what he should do if i was seriously ill ...my life seemed to be flashing in front of me .
The day arrived ( we were both as nervous as each other even thou he tried to hide it and be strong for me ) . I seen the specialist alone for the Colposcopy , at this point I just wanted it over and done with I needed to know . He examined me and straight away had a visual on high abnormalitles CIN3. We disgusted treatment and i was booked into hosp a few days later for a LEEP an biopsy
Back to the hospital they gave me some numbing in the cervix and took away the abnormalities. I was awake for the whole procedure and felt calm and relaxed although a little uncomfortable. After the procedure I had to wait two weeks for my results , he would personally telephone call me
Those two weeks felt like a life time -
4.30pm he said he would call ...and its 4.32pm still no call ....I was pacing the house up and down . My husband had finished work early to be there for me when I got the call , even he couldn't settle my nerves. 4.45pm and still no call ... then 4.57 my phone rang for a split second I froze I couldn't take the call . I snapped out of it ...what was I playing at I had to take this call I had to find out. I was in a whirlpool these last few weeks and I needed to know either way.
As he had suspected I did have CIN3 severe high grade level , as of there is no cervical cancer from the biopsy. I now have to be examined at the hospital every 6 month. My hormones are still everywhere and i've totally bloated since the biopsy , coming into my 3rd week since and I still don't feel 100% but am getting there. I've managed to start back exercise and back onto my bike.
And whatever happens in the future I am ready to take head on !!!
Why was I so nervous on my first doctors appointment for my smear , if I hadn't have gone that day ...this could have been a whole lot different " My Story"
Ladies don't delay ...Call and make an appointment
Always treat people the way you want to be treated ....remember you don't always know there story