I found out about 2 weeks ago that I have hpv and abnormal cervical cells following a routine pap smear. So my gyn recommended a colposcopy to take a closer look. I totally panicked when i got the news - I have an std, gross! - but after much research and realizing just how common hpv is i finally calmed down a bit.
The colposcopy even seemed to be no big deal. No big deal that is until just now. After looking around the Dope for some first hand experiences I’m majorly freaked out. Women actually said it was worse than childbirth. I had a baby almost 5 years ago. Labor and delivery sucked big time! I also have a very strong vaso vagal response to pain. To put it simply, I’m a fainter.
What should I expect tomorrow? Please be honest. My appointment is in just under 10 hours from now at 10:00 am. My husband is taking me. I planned that in advance just knowing my tendency for fainting.
Kind words of encouragement are, of course, also welcome.