Two years ago I had mild changes
Now it’s high grade changes so had a colposcopy and loop biopsy and awaiting results.
I’m in a state,
I have all the risk factors and have convinced myself I have cancer.
4 weeks I was told it would take, it’s really stressful waiting.
It's awful waiting and I understand it's the worst part, try not to think the worst, most person have cin 3 and 9 times out of 10 the loop biopsy gets rid of the cells xx
Obviously we are all different, but your story sounds similar to mine. I had borderline changes a few years back, which appeared to resolve at my follow up smear. I should have had a smear the year after but for various pretty dumb reasons skipped it. Anyway I was petrified but only had CIN3 which hopefully is now all gone.
It seems they missed a spot in my first LLETZ so was lucky enough to have 2 shots at LLETZ. Anyway both times I called up exactly 2 weeks to the dot and was lucky enough to have the letter read to me over the phone saving me a whole heap of anxiety. I would HIGHLY recommend it for your sanity. Ask for your consultants secretary, say you are v anxious, possibly make up a mysterious trip abroad etc and hopefully they may take pity on you. I understand the labs usually send the results back within 10 days so it is just a question of your consultant having the time to look at them and dictate a letter for your ongoing care/ discharge. Obviously that will depend hugely on workload which is why they quote 4-6 weeks.
It is extremely unlikely to be cancer in such a short space of time. I totally convinced myself I had heaps of symptoms (including the classic post coital bleeding which I never had before) but it all turned out ok for me.
I have everything crossed for you for swift and positive news! Hope you are recovering from your LLETZ ok, am so fed up of spending my boots points on always ultra!
I know exactly how you feel and it is so hard. I too am waiting for results (post Lletz 8 days ago) and am getting myself in a right state!
I previously had 4 normal smears and have never missed one so was really shocked to receive the results of my 5th smear saying that I had borderline changes and high risk HPV! I also received a colposcopy appt in the same letter for 6 weeks later. I attended the appt and the nurse said yes, borderline changes but took 2 punch biopsy's and I then received those results just under 4 weeks later with a further appt just 5 days after that for Lletz treatment as the biopsy had come back as CIN 3 (which was a real shock considering I had been told borderline changes!) - so now I am waiting again for the results of that.
I justed wanted to post to say hey! And let you know that you are not alone, the waiting is truly awful and nothing anyone says makes it easier but I guess we are all in the best hands and are being treated as necessary.
When are you expecting your results?
Thank you all for your messages, it means a lot. I have three weeks left to wait as I'm only 7 days post.
I think me being a A&E nurse doesn't help, I see bad news all the time.
im feeling really anxious and I'm not sleeping, I have been signed off work for 2 weeks with a pelvic infection and being at home gives me time to imagine the worst.
If they suspected cancer results would be pushed through for 2 weeks I think xx