So I had CIN II at the time of my LEEP, which was earlier this week. Hoping the results come back saying it's cleared in a few weeks.
My problem is that I don't have health insurance. I was super lucky for the colposcopy & LEEP procedure, as a nearby branch of my Dr.'s office was doing clinics for these procedures so they were extremely cheap.
Assuming there isn't a persistant problem here, I understand that I'll need frequent pap smears to ensure it's not coming back. Without health insurance, my initial pap smear that discovered this problem earlier in the year, cost me $450. Then another $80 to come back in to be given my results. I cannot afford this 3-4 times a year. It seems pretty ridiculous. I remember years ago, I went to the county health department and got my yearly paps and birth control for fairly cheap. Would they allow me to go in 3-4 times a year for my follow up paps, I wonder? And this is going to sound bad, or judgmental, but a part of my mind worries about the quality of care there. It's like assembly line pap smears there. But this is important, right?
Any way, surely I can't be the only one in this boat. Thoughts?