Hope you are all doing well.
I have my 6 month MRI on Monday followed by a colposcopy check up a week or so later. The only check up i've had so far was at 3 months where they had a quick look to check healing. All looked fine apparantly.
I'm starting to get a bit nervous and would just really like to hear your thoughts and expereinces on check ups post trachelectomy. I also have some more specific worries/questions......
- What are the smears they perform on you post trachelectomy like? Are they similar to regular smears? Should I expect bleeding and discomfort?
- I've heard that you often get an 'abnormal' report on post trach smears. Not because there are abnormal/pre-cancerous cells but because there is no cervix left so the cells that show up on the smear are different to the norm. Plus you are still healing etc. Has anyone had this happen? I don't want to panic if my result isn't perfect!
- Has anyone actually had pre-cancerous cell result on a 6 month check up post trach? Or a dogdy MRI result?
I was 1b1 and it turned out they got all of the cancer in my original Lletz treatment (they just found some CIN3 on the removed cervix) but my cells were poorly differentiated so my mind is still a little too focussed on that. Anyone else had poorly differentiated cells and still all clear?
Sorry for the million questions. I know I will be driving myself crazy with worry on the run up to tests and find it really helpful to vent the worries here!
Thanks for reading ladies xxxx