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Well, Its good to hear that your experience wasn't all that bad. I have a LEEP scheduled in a week on December 11th. I had heard some folks get general anesthesia for it and it scared me a bit.

My story goes like this, a year and a half ago I go to my family practice doc for an annual pap (I've been every year since I turned 18...now I'm 36...and never had a problem)
As far as I knew that time there was no problem either...she told me "You have never had a problem so you really don't need to come every year...every 2 years or even 3 would be fine". I got a card in the mail about 4 weeks later saying all was fine so I never thought a second about it. 2 years (this past October) later I switch insurances and decide to just have a checkup not a pap as I was having some allergy problems. The nurse practitioner, looking at my old records, asks me if I ever followed up on my abnormal pap. I tell her that I've never had an abnormal pap. She corrects me and shows me the report that said I had mild- moderate dysplasia on the last pap. Of course never knowing the correct results I had never followed up.

She scheduled a pap 2 weeks later and a week after that (I was in Calif on business and she calls my cell phone at 4:30 am Calif time) I get the results that I have CIN III or Severe dysplasia on my pap with abnormal endocervical cells. Another 3 weeks and I have a Colpo (the day before Thanksgiving)...I was just a bit anxious from stories I'd heard so my Nurse Practitioner prescribed 1 Valium to take before hand (it did make me feel good...lol). The Colpo went fine, no pain...a little stinging from the topical anesthetic he sprayed on my cervix, but he said I had a large lesion at 6 o'clock that extended into the cervical canal and a small lesion at 3 o' clock (although he said it didn't look cancerous in his experience and there should be nothing to worry about) feeling relieved I enjoyed Thanksgiving and had very little spotting from the Colpo. This past Tues I got a call from the nurse saying that the biopsy did show in all 3 samples CIN III, severe dysplasia and I would have to have a LEEP.

So now I'm waiting.....nervous...I hope he can get clear margins with the LEEP. I have 2 wonderful sons (8 and 10 years old) and no plans for more children so many of my friends are encouraging me to have a hysterectomy if given the option. I have a strong family history of many different cancers so I'm a bit worried and anxious to know everything that is going on.





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