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me too - but i go - its not a nice thing to have anyone looking up your fanjo - however needs must - and the nurse always understands this - i have never ever had anthing less than exemplary customer care fromt he nurses who perform this kind of thing
i always think - eww what a job - i know i'm worried but what a job they must have looking up fanjos - think smelly feet and smelly fanjos - i bet its really rotten for them too.
I had my first one about 6 months ago and was very nervous about it too. The procedure took about 10 seconds to do - literally. I had a long chat before hand with the nurse which helped me feel more relaxed. It really wasn't as bad as I had imagined. Be brave and good luck!
Its not bad at all. Takes hardly anytime at all. Had one recently. Nurse had me covered with a blanket and before we had finished our conversation about what she was doing for the weekend it was done. I wouldn't worry about the results. Mines going to take up to 12 weeks before they come so plenty of time for other things in life before they arrive. Spending weeks worrying takes a lot of energy!
You will be fine! The nurse will know that it's your first one, and so she'll probably know how you feel! Don't forget that nurses are women too, and so have been there, done that, and got the t-shirt! Make sure that you treat yourself afterwards - there's nothing like a nice bar of chocolate for an after-smear treat (although I wouldn't invite the neighbours in for a full blown party!). . .
Disembodied3 dont worry if its only your first test..had 3 years of tests every 6 months due to changes in cells...just had loop diathermy to remove part of the cervix under local this morning,due to pre-cancerous cells....so dont worry about a check up...think positive...its for your benefit and it will probably be normal.
scrimble When you go back please make sure you let the nurse know you are very nervous ,cry if you need to, I used to burst into tears as I hated smears, and they were always a bit shocked but very nice.