I had cervical CIS (carcinoma in situ-cancer which hasn't spread yet) in 2007 and had to have laser surgery for it. I had two Paps at 3 and 6 months after the surgery which were both normal.
I have my next Pap scheduled for Thursday, and I'm getting nervous. It's been 9 months since my last follow-up Pap, which is the longest I've gone between Paps since 2005 when all this started. The "what-ifs" are raring their ugly heads, especially since I also found several seasame seed-sized "lumps" about five months ago and one hard, unmovable lump that has grown to the size of a pea deep in the tissue at the front of the vaginal opening.
I can't help but be afraid of these lumps, especially given the problems I've had in the past with CIS. I guess I've got "cancer head", the thinking you get when you're afraid that everything might be cancer, especially after having already gone through a cancer scare.
Can ya'll please keep me in your prayers and send good thoughts my way. I'd so appreciate it!