I am a 27 year old woman, and during my most recent pregnancy, I had mild dysplasia that needed to wait for treatment until I had my baby (10/19/08), so I had a follow up pap last week with my OB. She called me yesterday and told me my HPV had progressed (CIN III cancer in situ) and wanted me to come in for a colonoscopy, and said she could fit me in that very day. That alone scared the **** out of me, I figured it must be really serious if she wanted to see me same day as the results came in. We talked for a while, I'm lucky to have such a great doc. I don't remember alot of what we talked about, and I wanted some feedback from other people who've already been through this. She took three biopsies yesterday, and said that she wanted to set up a cold knife cone surgery right away without waiting for the results of those biopsies. They are trying to get me in as soon as possible, and her earliest date is Jan 6th so I said ok. I am exclusively breastfeeding my little girl, and I am hoping I won't need to stop. The procedure sounds really scary and I wanted to get some feedback on recovery time, how long I'll need pain meds for(I'm a wuss with pain, so I'm willing to pump and dump and build up a good supply in the freezer for those days/weeks whatever) so I'm trying to figure out how much I'll need to freeze so I can get started on building my supply right away. I also have a five year old daughter. My boyfriend has a scheduled vasectomy the day after my surgery... are we going to be okay to take care of our little girls, or do you think we'll need to set up someone to spend a few days, or the week with us?
I also was wondering about what happens if I need to supplement with formula for a short time if it turns out I couldn't pump enough? Has anyone had experience with that, like if I should mix the breastmilk and formula or if for whatever reason if I needed to temporarily do formula exclusively, if that would screw with her digestive system?
Also, is there anything else I need to know about this disease? Is it normal for the HPV to progress that quickly? That seems really fast to me- a mild to moderate pap at 3 months pregnant, then 7-8 months later severe? How do I prevent reinfection if the procedure removes it all and everything is okay? I know my bf is most likely the carrier, is there a way to get rid of it on him?? Does he need treatment as well?
I'm sorry this got so long... I'm just nervous, and I want to find out everything I can so I'll be able to relax more and enjoy this precious month with my girls and the holidays coming up. I'm the type of person that as long as I'm well informed, I can just cry it out for that day, get all of my worrying out and then put it out of mind as much as possible and just make up my mind to not worry until it's known for sure if I have invasive cancer. Thank you guys, and even if you dont know the answers to most of my questions, please reply anyway and tell me a little about what you've gone through so I won't feel so alone.