For all those who may need a LEEP procedure, stay away from Google! I read horror stories on there which only intensified my fear by like a billion times. I was so scared yesterday because everything I read was horrible but I must say, I didn't really have to worry about much. I may have almost puked as we walked into the room but the nurse was great and we talked about a lot of things (the boys and Bee included) We did have to wait about 1.15 hours until we saw the doctor but it gave me time to calm down a bit. The nurse explained everything to me and then left the room while I got into the position. Stephen came with me and my mom watched Bee.
While sitting waiting Stephen says to me "it's like a dentist office but for your vagina" it honestly really was. It was very similar to a visit to the dentist office to have a cavity filled but no where near as painful as the dentist's. The doctor came in, in went the dreaded speculum and the procedure began. They looked around for a bit because they couldn't see any areas to take but decided to take something they thought looked like a white spot. They froze me up, which stung a bit, it wasn't really painful. They told me it may make my heart race but I didn't feel it, I just got really pale and almost passed out (but I think it was more anxiety than the needle) After that I didn't feel anything else, so they snipped and lasered and then I was done. I have not had any bleeding, I have not had any pain. It is a bit uncomfortable but not painful. I was able to go out for an hour long walk yesterday and slept very well. I only took medicine before the procedure and haven't taken any since. It was a breeze!
So please, if you need a LEEP done, do not fear. It is quite easy, a bit uncomfortable but not horribly painful, quick in and out (if you doctor is not late) and very easy recovery. Now I just have to wait 3 weeks to hear the biopsy results but the doctor said he would be very surprised if anything came up. Back in 3 months to see if it worked.
So glad I went through it and now I know it is not bad at all! I know I'll still Google in the future but perhaps I won't be as nervous knowing that the horror stories I read were no where to being as bad as some people said.