So back in January you might recall that I had my smear test. Well the results came back showing abnormal cells.
This is why I have been absent from the blog for a while, the result freaked me out and sent me into a depression low, urgh.
I had to go for a Colposcopy to get a better look at the cells. You may be wondering what a Colposocopy is, well it’s basically a powerful microscope which is used to examine your cervix.
You can find a lot more information from a fantastic source, Cervical Health Hannah, Hannah runs a wonderful Instagram account and writes a blog.
So, my abnormal cells were the nasty kind which have a higher chance of developing into cancer. At the Colposcopy appointment the Dr performed laser treatment to remove the cells, hurrah!
So the cells are no longer there and I have to have another smear test in 6 months to check how everything is.
If it weren’t for cervical screening these cells would not have been found and would not have been removed. So, if you haven’t had your smear or your scared, don’t be, go and get it done, it’s 5 minutes of being uncomfortable.
Once I actually got to the colposcopy appointment it was fine, the Dr and nurses were wonderful and explained everything to me so I knew what was being done and why. The letters I received about my results and then the appointment however were terrible.
They really freaked me out. There just wasn’t enough information on the letter or leaflet to put my mind at ease. An abnormal smear result is very common, something I have only found out since receiving my results, it seems no one talks about it.
If I have to go through this again it will be easier, because I now know what to expect. I’m not going to tell you not to freak out if this happens to you, you will freak out, it’s scary, you don’t know what it is or what they are going to do and it could be nothing at all.
If however you do receive an abnormal result stay away from Google, do not google anything, it will terrify you. Go and check out Hannah’s Instagram and Blog, she is a wonderful person, very knowledgeable and supportive of all.
I want to say a big thank you to Hannah for her support and I really do urge you all to have your smear tests when they are due, it could save your life.