well… the thing with my biopsy results is… they never actually arrived. I’ve posted on the old forum before, but might as well say it again (I do like a bit of a rant, especially after a glass of wine on a tuesday night). So, I had my colposcopy appointment and the consultant said at the interview prior to the actual colposcopy, that he would get the treatment here and there and even got a nurse to get the kit ready. But once he looked inside (sorry if I’m being a bit graphic), his little head popped up from between my legs and he just said to the nurse to put the kit away and that he was only going to take biopsies. Once I got dressed again, he basically explained that it would be far too painful to perform the LLETZ under local anesthetic and he would have to do it under general and that I was going to get biopsy results within 2 weeks.
Went on holidays, got back after a week, just to find a letter saying that a bed had been allocated to me, women’s unit, under a care of Mr. Consultant (cannot post names on here).
Had a phone call from pre op assessment day after to arrange my preop. Explained that never got biopsy resluts, she said she couldn’t give them over the phone, but advised to call colposcopy clinic and gp. Neither of them would tell me over the phone. All in all, it was a post office mix up and I was sent a letter which stated that biopsies have shown CIN3, but post office never delivered it.
I am not an expert, but from what I’ve gathered only biopsy/ LLETZ/ cone can confirm whether your smear results have been accurate. I’ll be crossing everything for you!
I know what you mean by feeling ashamed. I’m 26, ignored most of my smear letters. For the past year and a bit been looking after my dad who had leukemia, he got all clear in April this year. Sorry to hear about your mum what was hers? It’s awful watching them go through chemo, isn’t it? That’s the bit I’m scared most of. Basically both of my LLETZs have been the size of cone biopsies and I keep thinking ‘what if they found something higher up the canal’. S…ting myself at just a thought of chemo. Radio, I can just about to face.
Let me know if you need anything, even if it’s just a silly old chat on here.