Hi so just looking to vent really and share my experience so far. I must say that without this site I really don’t know how I would have coped! Everyone is truly amazing.
So 12months ago I had my first smear which came back with borderline changes and tested positive for HPV 18. I had a colposcopy with no treatment and was advised to have a repeat smear in 12months. Which brings us to where I am now…a worrying wreck.
I’ve had some symptoms since early October last year…irregular bleeding, lower back pain and bleeding after sex occasionally. So I went to my GP in mid January this year and she decided to do my smear a month early. 2 weeks later the results showed severe dyskaryosis and I went for my colposcopy 11days ago.
My consultant was lovely and explained everything to me step by step. He decided to give me LLETZ treatment there and then as he could see most of my cervix was covered with changes. It literally all turned dense white and bumpy when they did the first acid test! The procedure itself was fine. It was just the 8 injections of local anaesthetic into my cervix and the tachycardia which followed which was the worst! My consultant removed a large area of my cervix and so I am now playing the dreaded waiting game and it sucks!
I’ve had constant severe dull ache to my lower abdo since the treatment, just like bad period pains really. I lost watery pink fluid for the first week and I’ve been bleeding frank red blood for the past couple of days but I think this may be my period! Honestly I’m exhausted. I’m sleeping but not well as the not knowing what I’m actually dealing with is just always on my mind! I’m just hoping that no news is good news!
Anyway I think the main reason I decided to post was just to share as it’s really helped me to read other people’s stories. I do have one question though…as my consultant gave me the treatment there and then instead of doing biopsies first, is it possible he did see something sinister? Or am I just reading too much into this?
If you had read this essay thank you for taking the time to read. And I hope that it helps some people like others have helped me!
All the best