Just wanted to tell my story, feel a little lost at the moment. Just need a, chat really. Been feeling a bit emotional again. I had my hysterectomy, back in march 2013, for high grade CGIN. I had a vault smear 6 months after, which can back as normal. I have recently had my 2nd smear, which was done at my gp surgery. Which wasn't the nicest of experiences to put it mildly. The nurse didn't have a clue what she was doing & spent 20 mins, poking around & really hurt me, to later call in another nurse, because she couldn't find my cervix. I did tell her it was a vault smear & I'd had a hysterectomy. She apologised & said she was having a blonde senior moment. Then went on to ask me what I was using for protection when she had finished, was I using the coil or on the pill. Is she for real!! She did say she found some discharge at the top, which I try not to worry about. But sometimes I can't help worry, it's come back. Should get the results back next week. Just brings all that anxiety back again waiting for the post. Obviously I'm pleased I've been lucky enough to have 2 vault smears now, I can't believe some ladies aren't offered them. If it comes back all clear, this would have been my last one.
Thanks Rachael xx