My name is Renee and I’m 27 years old. I never thought I would be called into the doctors office as I received the dreaded call, The words still are clear in my head, “It’s about your pap smear, it came back as abnormal. Could you come in and discuss it.” It’s nothing to worry about I thought.
I was scared when I saw the doctor that day. I was really upset that he handed me a piece of paper and said I need to refer you to a gynecologist who can look closer at your cervix. I read over and over the big scary lab result words high grade squamous lesions. I thought, “Oh my God, do I have cancer?” I couldn’t be sure till I had the gynecologist had a look.
The big day came and all I could think was maybe the lab got it mixed up and maybe she will find nothing. I laid there with my legs shacking as the doctor had a close look and took two biopsy’s and said she didn’t see changes and to stay positive while we wait for the results.
Two days later the results came back high grade severe dysplasia, with three lesion caused by HPV the Human Papillomavirus. I was advised I will need to have LLETZ with in 30 days. On May 13, 2014 I went into the hospital to have my cervix cut and burned. I had all the symptoms of cervical changes and my doctor pushed me away with a birth control pill; my hair was falling out and I had daily headaches. I urge all women, it’s so important, to have regular pap smears even if you don’t have symptoms
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.