I decided to write this post because I read TONS of forum board discussions and articles and posts that were extremely helpful and comforting for my own healing process and decided to try to do the same thing for someone else.
I had been sexually active for approximately 6 years and I went in for my first pap smear at the age of 24. I got the dreaded phone call saying “Your pap results are abnormal. You have cervical dysplasia. This is pre-cancerous”. My heart froze. CANCER. what? I was scared out of my mind.
I did a ton of research and basically became an expert in everything related to the cervix and it’s abnormalities. My gynecologist told me I should come in for a colposcopy. Again, i was so scared.
The colposcopy results came back and I had CINII, stage 2 cervical dysplasia. She said that CIN2 was extremely dangerous and that she didn’t even think cryosurgery was going to help (during cryosurgery they freeze off the affected parts of your skin with liquid nitrogen and then they fall off with pain, watery discharge and a lot of discomfort) so she told me I needed to get LEEP (laser surgical removal or a part of my cervix) in other words she wanted to chop part of my cervix right off. (more…)