Hi, I'm new to the site and very relieved to have found it. I had a smear test two weeks ago, then received letters telling me I need an urgent referral for a colposcopy. I had that done yesterday. The consultant told me that me cervix looks suspicious, and took a couple of biopsies. Although he did say that it could be benign, or precancerous, he left me feeling that there was a strong possibility that it was cancer, stage one.
i have spent the night in the spare room, every time I closed my eyes the terror swamped me. I have two young children with special needs and quite honestly I don't know how we will cope. I have already been off work this year with stress and anxiety.
I am blaming myself, as for the last number of years I have not looked after myself well. I have put on weight through comfort eating and drink more than I should. I had several partners while at university, and wonder if I contracted HPV.
I am tearing myself up and would just love to hear from anyone else who has been through this too. How long does it take for biopsy results? Is there anything I should do to start preparing myself?