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Phonecall From Hospital

Phonecall From Hospital 

Hi All 

I am worrying myself silly! 

Im 38, mother to a 7 year old. 

Just under 2 weeks ago I had a Coposcopy / Biopsy and Cautarisation of Cervix.

I was attending because of needing a smear under general anaesthetic due to a severe phobia of vagina examinations. Anyway, on the day I was actually on my period so the doctor said he would be unable to carry out the smear but he would do a colposcopy and if he was to see something abnormal he would treat with a cautery.

I was discharged by the doctor on the day with a letter saying “does not need repeat biopsy even if biopsy is abnormal as she has been treated” He said my cervix had “chronic inflammatory changes” and this was probably due to cervicitis. I asked his about cancer and he said he didn’t think it was cancer, I was reassured by this at the time. 

Today I received a call from the hospital telling me that the Gynaecologist wants to see me on Wednesday - which is in 2 days! 

I am so so freaked out. They won’t tell me anything over the phone but I’m thinking the worst because why would they want to see me if apparently he’s treated me and the results normally arrive in the post 4 weeks later. 

I am extremely confused, he treated me with a cautery to the cervix without having any results to go by...

Has anyone else been in this situation? Why would they want to see me so soon if it isn’t bad? What did he even treat me for? My head is spinning





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I bet your head is spinning! This could be any number of things so try to occupy yourself the best you can with your 7 year old. You may have an infection that needs treating or you might need more cautery. 2-days isn't too long and you will soon know and hopefully your mind will be put at rest.

Karen x 

    • Stage 3 Glassy cell adenocarcinoma  1997 (negative smear tests).

Treated with Wertheim's hysterectomy, chemorads.

October 2017- new squamous cell vaginal tumour diagnosed,  probably radiation-induced. 

Total pelvic exenteration on 19th December 2017. 

March 18 Post-op CT scan shows healthy kidneys and successful urostomy and colostomy. No evidence of recurrence. Discharged by urology and colorectal surgeons. 2 down and 2 to go!

June 2018. CT scan shows 2 new pulmonary nodules.  

CT Scan Jan 2019. Nodules gone. No evidence of disease. 


Thank you Karen. 


Its the not knowing that gives me anxiety, but atleast it’s not a long wait. 


I think that the doctors message on the discharge was so confusing, to say no need for follow up even if biopsy result is abnormal because he “treated me already” seemed a little odd to me. 


Considering he didnt actually know what he treated me for as there were no results in the first place. 

Im trying not to think of the worst case scenario. 







I hope everything went well today at the hospital.






unfortunately it wasn’t the news I was hoping for. The gynaecologist said that I have “microinvasive” cervical cancer. I’m not really sure what he meant, it was all a blur after that. 


I have to have an MRI and had a blood test. 


Im so worried that it’s spread or is advanced. He gave me hardly any information at all really. 


Im still in shock I think x 


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