Fear is a normal part of any diagnosis, I am afraid. This is the second time around for me. Most of the time I stay busy enough to not let it get to me, but I have good days and bad days. I've been back onto the boards for the last few weeks. I was diagnoses with ASCUS in 2009, followed by CIN III, and the LEEP came back as AIS (adenocarcinoma in situ).
Now I am back. My latest pap came back clear but positive for HPV. Because of my history, my Dr. decided to do a colpo and ECC. The good news is that the colpo biopsy came back benig cervical mucosa with endocervicitis. ECC on the other hand, atypical endocervical glandular epithelium, inconclusive for dysplasia.
Because of my history, I got back on Wed for another ECC and an endometrial biopsy.
Right now is one of my bad days. I'm scared .... it comes and goes. Will I live? Sure.. I will. Just wish I had the nerve right now to tell myself "Heck with it - bring it on - I'll take whatever you want to throw at me" but I don't. It's hard to be strong all of the time, but unfortunately that is not just other people's expectations but an unrealistic one we set on ourselves.
Spout, cry, scream.... trust me - it helps... I think
*hug* to you all. I am just venting since I need to get it out before I burst.