I came to this site because I was trying to find out as much as I could about cervical cancer. I am 29 years old and had gone 3+ years with not having a pap smear, because of course, all my previous ones were \"normal\" and also because my gut told me there would probably be something wrong. I finally asked my husband in September to schedule me for a well woman check up while he was at our family doctor\^s office with my son. He did, and told me my appointment was on October 16th. Then a week later my doctor\^s office called to reschedule due to the doctor being out of town on the 16th. My appointment was scheduled for October 6, 2009 at 3:15. I thought about cancelling it or trying to reschedule because it was in the middle of my busy workday, but I knew something was wrong and so I worked it in and went.
About three years ago I started wearing thin panty liners on a daily basis due to a sudden increase in discharge and mild odor that would come and go, but the discharge always stayed. I thought nothing of it, figured it was just getting older, stress, etc..About a year ago I started experiencing pelvic pain/discomfort and lower back pain, both would come and go for days on end, often after intercourse. My periods, although never regular after child birth (3 kids)have become increasingly heavier and more painful, sometimes I struggle to get out of bed on the first day, and see small clots with a pinkish tinge to them.
Anyhow, I went to well woman check up, had a pap smear, pelvic exam, HPV test and breast exam. My Doctor sent me for blood work and a mamogram. My mother had stage 4 malignant uteran cancer at 34, and my older sister had cervical cancer stage 2 at 30. The said normal results take about 3-5 days. I left the doctor\^s office knowing something wasn\^t right. I had experienced pain and discomfort during and after the check up, and swelling, accompanied by random, sharp pains for a fews days after.
When I didn\^t hear anything on results after a week, I called the nurse. She called me back the next day and said my results were not back yet, but would call me when they were. on Thursday, October 15th, as I anxiously waited, my cell rang and I recognized the number....I knew...I picked up and she said, we have your result and they came back abnormal and positive for High Risk HPV. I said, \"Okay, I had a feeling something was wrong.\" She said, \"Yeah, we are going to need you to see a Gynocologist.\" I said okay, well do you have one you can refer me to? She replied, \"Yes she is in our building and this is her number, your insurance doesn\^t require a referral.\" I said thanks, can you tell me what the results mean? She said they are \"abnormal pre-cancerous or early stage, atypical squamous cell abnormality\" and \"epithaliel cell abnormality with positive high risk HPV.\" You\^ll want to get in as soon as possible with the Gyn, she said.
Not knowing what this meant, but knowing it couldn\^t be good, I scheduled the Gyn appointment, which I can\^t get in to until November 6th. Needless to say, my wonderful husband and I are worried sick. I called my doctor today and to get in to see her and maybe she can recommend someone else who can see me sooner!? I am completely obsessing and worried! I really want to get treatment or surgery over with ASAP. I know I will be okay, but all I think of is how I can\^t be sick during the holidays nd soccer season, which I am coaching!! My kids need me to be 100%! my husband needs me.....
I am experiencing extreme fatigue (for about the last 9 months), pevlic/abdominal swelling and discomfort, lower back pain, discharge, and super emotional (all of these for about a year). The crying is extremely out of character. I also get nauseus. In my mind, all of the symptoms of this cancer.
Please pray for me while I wait...I will continue pray for all of you and keep you posted!