Just got back from my first smear since being diagnosed and operative laproscopy for endo. Had my first ever smear 3 years ago and it was very uncomfortable, but OMG today was horrendous and I ended up screaming out at one stage. Luckily the nurse practitioner who did it was lovely and told me before she started that it was going to be very painful. I'd thought id prepared myself by taking some strong painkillers before i went, but they didnt do a thing. Fingers crossed its all fine and I dont need another one for another 3 years.