I'm going to try to answer you questions and calm you as best I can! I found so much comfort in these boards before. I too had Cin 1-2 and my Doctor treated me with a leep about a year and half ago. I just had another pap come back abmormal and did the colpo and biopsy earlier this week. He found one small spot. I'm hoping that maybe it's nothing and I won't have to go through a treatment again. Wishful thinking I guess.
I was awake for my leep and it wasn't too bad in terms of minor surgery. I was just uncomfortable being in stirups so long. I really didn't feel anything that was being done, not even the shot. I guess they're aren't many nerve endings there. If there were I doubt anyone would have children naturally! Afterwards, I was tired and a little crampy. I had discharge for 3 or 4 days and that was it. It was blood mixed with what I describe as coffee grounds (I know some of it was the vinigar solution that they use to see the spots). Some people have more discharge and some have less. Just take it easy on yourself, it won't feel like you had surgery, but you body will feel it. My Doctor got a clean margin with my leep and I had normal paps for a year afterwards. I guess my body hasn't figured out how to fight this virus. I've had the same faithful partner since all this happened to me.
I know I wasn't asleep for my leep, but I had anesthesia when I had my wisdom teeth removed about 10 years ago. I remember them putting an IV in my arm and injecting fluids. I felt them go through my veins for like a minute and they next thing I know my Mom and a nurse are waking me up in recovery to go home. They said I walked to the recovery room, but I don't remember doing so. I was just really groggy. You'll probably feel much the same way. They probably won't be giving you a lot of anesthesia since the whole proceedure will take about a half hour (thats set up to clean up), the actual leep for me was only 10 minutes.
I know it's hard to do, especially since I'm going through this again myself, but you can't think the worst. You have to think positive and only deal with the negative if it comes to pass. Your Doctor is probably right on this one though, it's always the same thing.
For me some of the restrictions that I remember were: no sex, tampons, baths, swimming, or heavy lifting for 4 weeks. I don't know if I'd recommend doing pilates right away because you will have a cut inside without stitches that is trying to heal. You don't want to accidently tear it open and cause unnecessay bleeding. Just trust your body. If it doesn't feel right don't do it. You want to heal perfectally! Your Doctor will probably give you a sheet with all the dos and don'ts on it. Mine did, but I can't remember what else it said.
You said you had this over ten years ago, and that it went away with the wait and see method. Do you recommend it? My Doctor always wants to treat it right away, but I sometimes wonder if it would be better to see if my body could fight it on it's own.