After a few borderline smears towards the end of 2007, I was referred for a colopscopy at my local hospital. My consultant said that I had a very small area of abnormal cells, that they looked like my immune system seemed to be fighting them off, and took a biopsy. He said that I would need to come back at 6, 12 and 24 months before returning to the regular screening cycle. Being 29 I just put the abnormal cells down, to changes after having my son in April 2007, I was wrong.
However, my biopsy results returned and showed that in the small area I had severe CIII and also a small amount of microinvasive cancer. He then performed a loop under local, and all the affected area was removed. I have since had a smeer since and it came back negative, Im due back again in the next two months.
I want to do something to help raise awareness in the area but dont know how I go about doing this. When I went for my colopscopy, I was 5th on the list, and 2 of them before me didnt turn up.
Any ideas would be greatly received - I feel I want to get active. Im telling all my girlfriends, and mums I meet at playgroups the importance of screening, but I feel I can do more