[b:2d91f6a4cf]I turned 25 a few months ago and got that lovely letter from the NHS inviting me for my smear test.
Trouble is, and this may very well sound pathetic, but I am absolutely terrorfied of it. Everytime I think of phoning up and booking an appointment, I break done in tears. Nobody, not even my boyfriend, see's me 'down there' and I just can't walk into the doctors surgery and whip my clothes off in full light for a stranger. The thought of laying there exposing myself like that makes me feel sick. Does anyone else get so scared about it they have never been? Do the people who manage to pluck up the courage do things like shave and trim and spray perfume etc etc beforehand?
I am worried that if I go, I will suffer mentally. Most people will turn around and say 'well would you rather get cancer then?' and that is really not the issue. Of course I don't want cancer, and yes - I do realise how pathetiic I sound, believe me!!
So, does anyone know when these home DIY test kits are supposed to be coming out? I would have no issues in using one and I think they would be a huge success.
I can't go for a smear test, but I would gladly do it myself.[/b:2d91f6a4cf]