Totally new to this posting and replying thing, but saw the conversation going on a few months ago, and wanted to send in my two cents.
I had my LEEP done on April 19, it was the scariest morning, but fortunately for me I had the most amazing doctor! He made the entire situation seem like it was as simple as a pap smear. The shot was the only uncomfortable part for me.
For anyone who is a first timer, read a lot of other people's postings and do a lot of your own research. It wasn't until I figured out how my doctor was going to do this did I feel comfortable with it. It was nice for me, cause I slightly upstaged my doctor when he was describing it to me in front of his nurse.
It's been about a month and half since my procedure, and I'm 3 weeks late for my period. I had the pregnancy scare, but after taking 4 tests and failing them all (whew!) I called my doctor. They of course did more tests (and I failed those too
) and then my doctor had me lie down for an exam. He couldn't get anything through my cervix to check things out, so I had to call my OBGYN again and talk to them.
Turns out my cervix is basically closed shut... so I feel your pain about this whole cervical stenosis thing. Unfortunatly, I can't see my OBGYN for another week, and I've been dealing with the cramping and pain for almost a week already. From what I've been told, and I'm in the middle of my research, all they have to do to fix this "problem" is dilate my cervix!
I was always one of those children who rarely got sick... and now I get to deal with all of this. At first it is a MAJOR shock, but getting on here and reading other people's stories about the same thing makes me feel better about my situation. Now if only I could have a period! (You'll never hear me say that again!)