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Good evening all,
please can anyone help! Apologies in advance for rambling....but coming across this site and forum, I’m hoping someone may be able to help?
I’m wondering if anyone has received a telephone call from a hospital for an appointment after colposcopy, leltz and a biopsy, opposed to receiving the results in the post?
About 10 weeks ago I had a smear test, which I received my smear result, approx 5 weeks afterwards. I was called in within a week for an colppscopy appointment and had Leltz treatment at the appointment and a biopsy taken afterwards.
It has been approximately 5 weeks since my colposcopy appointment, treatment and biospy, so I have tried to put it to the back of my mind, the best I can and have been waiting for my biospy results in the post.
This morning I receive a telephone call from the hospital, informing me that the consultant would like to see me on Tuesday at 9am. I asked why and explained that I worked nights and was scheduled to be working on the Monday night until 8am, I also said that if it was important and I needed my wits about me, that I could cancel my shift at work to attend. The secretary said that I should, as she had been asked to call me to arrange this. I questioned again why I was being asked to attend and she replied that it would be to discuss my biopsy results and/or treatment. Now I’m not sure if I am over thinking things and although I appreciate that no one has a crystal ball, I am worried that as much as I am smiling on the outside (with my clown face) that I’m panicking on the inside - the more that I am telling myself to stay positive, I’m concerned that this is further for me to fall!
I had had abnormal cells removed approx 22 years ago and had a smear test approx 17 years ago, and although this was clear, I have never been so scared of attending an appointment. Stupidity and fright then kicked in and I never had another smear, until 10 weeks ago - embarrassing to admit and so very wrong to bury my head in the sand.
Maybe not receiving results in the post is normal or maybe I should phone the secretary back and ask for clarification, as I will be panicking until Tuesday - I appreciate that 4 days to my appotment isn’t as long as some people have to wait, but any advice would be gratefully received.
Thank you you for taking the time to read my rambling post xx