Hey there...I also was just Dx with AIS, had cone biopsy in 4-17-08.. and my dr did not contact me for 10 days with the pathology report.
To answer your last question about the "canal" ...My MD took the cervix biopsy, along with endocercival canal and endometrial biopsies... This is how they can go beyond the tip or tyhe entrance of the canal ( transformation zone).
I did have an ECC done visualizing about 1 cm of the canal during the colposcopy but higher up during the cone biopsy. ( under sedation)
In my case... endocervical and endometrial were negative. Cervix was - as we knew it to be Adenocarcinoma In Situ....margins were not clear.
My MD did not recommend Hysterctomy yet- but I am seeing a GYN/ONC tomorrow...whom I suspect will suggest it soon.. ( Im 39, married, no kids, still trying!).... I notice here that many with AIS end up having a hysterectomy..
I wish you luck!
( Hey Pickle Eyes!!)