Abnormal cells • Smear test • My treatment
Following in from my The importance of a smear test I wanted to share what happened next. I believe this is also as inportant as the first part and the more unknown.
I recieved a letter about two weeks after my smear saying that I had borderline cell changes and that I would be booked in for a colposcopy. This was horrible, the worst kept going through my mind, the C word.
I then waited a further week for an appointment for the clinic which was 3 weeks wait again, this also made me a little more nervous.
Well today I arrived at the clinic full of butterflies. My name was called and I went into the room. At first a nurse went through what she was going to do and asked a few questions, I was then asked to get ready.
The colposcopy was a little uncomfortable, just like the smear and was a little longer. She then gave me the news that everything looks clear but would take a biopsy to confirm her investigation, this was the worst bit, it felt like a strong period pain but very low. There were two other nurses in there who just spoke to me to keep me calm.
I have come out with a little pain but my mind at ease. I just have to wait for the biopsy results and then I will probably be asked to go back jn a year to keep an eye on everything.
I am so relieved this part is over and wish I had not.built it up to be so bad in my head. But its the unknown and not often talked about. We need to be educated more on this.