Hi Ladies. Many thanks to all of you for writing on this site. It has really helped me. I found out a few hours ago that I have high-grade abnormalitites and have been really scared and teary since. Reading your experiences has helped. It's just such horrid timing as I've just, after a long time, met a wonderful man and was feeling so happy and upbeat about Christmas. The hospital wrote to me five days after the test, though I've been away and only just found the letter. I am trying not to let my mind read into the number of days as to the severity. The Oxfordshire trust doesn't seem to distinguish between moderate and severe in their letter, though I've found myself analysing the wording, where it says, 'there were changes to some of the cells' and trying to work out whether 'some' means it's moderate or severe! I haven't heard anything from the hosptial yet (five days after the letter was sent) but am due to spend New Year with the new boyfriend - in Rome!- and am just hoping I can still do this. I also don't know whether to tell him but am worried that he'll notice that I'm being odd.
Sorry, I know that my concerns here are just not as serious as what some of you have so far experienced. But it's so frightening and the unknowable/unknown elements leave me feeling powerless as I am someone who naturally has very high levels of anxiety.
Love to all and thanks for your support.