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…
Leigh - Headspace Perspective says
Brilliant news! What a relief. Having had a similar experience myself, I could not agree more about the importance of smear tests x
Hilda Hazel Wright says
Great news, you’ve been through so much and I’m glad that its been caught in time! Happy Christmas xx
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins says
I am pleased to read that you are now all clear! x
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joy dehany says
Such a relief. Onwards and upwards, eh? Hopefully that’s it now for any kind of illnesses. Xx
You are so freaking amazing! No matter how much this bastard tries to take over your body you keep fighting back. You have been through such a tough year, and yet you’re still going strong, you are fabulous! Well done, I’m blooming chuffed for you And your family 🙂 xxxx
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Karen Hannah says
been for my smear today. I was dreading it. I’ve been putting it off for a couple of months.
When it was finished I actually said ‘is that it?’
I think the thought of it is worse than the actual procedure!
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justine meyer says
So pleased for your results, well done. I had exactly the same and the same treatment when I was 20 which was 26 years ago and always have yearly smear tests to check.
Totally what I was hoping to read! Best news ever, well done you. I will be chasing you for outdoor fun again now!
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Emma Day says
Can i fight this infection first? x
Stephs Two Girls says
Yay, glad to hear it! Great news for you all x
Sarah MumofThree World says
That’s amazing news! But sorry to hear about the infection and so important to have the smear test! x
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Rebecca ClearlyBex Bodkin says
Thats brilliant news and perfectly in time for Christmas too. I just hope your infection now manages to clear up swiftly and you may be able to enjoy a tipple at Christmas/New Year x
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Claire LazyGirl Blog says
YAY!!!! Best Christmas present ever x
I really really hope that this is the last bit done now and that next year is the best, healthiest, happiest ever for you and yours x
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Mrs TeePot says
Wonderful news. And good for you for sharing this too, hopefully it will encourage those who are scared or just putting off their smears to go
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