I recently had the unfortunate luck of discovering I had grade CIN3 abnormal cells on my cervix. This in conjunction with testing positive for high risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) meant I had a high risk of those abnormal cells turning cancerous. It was therefore important the abnormal cells were removed and this was done through a large loop diathermy during a colposcopy, you can read more about that here.
I had the procedure done towards the end of October. It had to be done twice as there were more abnormal cells than first thought. I must admit, seeing your cervix on a 28 inch tv is actually quite fascinating, and the procedure was relatively painless, but I was in a fair bit of pain afterwards.
As with all surgical procedures, no matter how minor, there is always a very small risk of infection afterwards. This is me, we are talking about, the girl with the absolutely dire immune system, so obviously I was in that minority and developed a “pelvic infection”, which I am still suffering with and trying to fight now, six weeks on! Any festive drinks I may have been considering, have now been replaced with 14-16 pills a day to swallow instead!
ANYWAY… Let’s get to the point…
I have now been told the results of my procedure…
- All the CIN3 abnormal cells have been successfully removed
- They were caught early enough that they did not have time to turn cancerous
- My cervix has healed well (despite the infection)
- I am now completely clear of the HPV virus
So all round good news and a huge relief for my family, who have already witnessed me endure so much and had their lives affected by it.
I am still Cancer free!
I will hopefully soon be back to my normal self.
Moral of the story to all women out there…