So, question one is whether all you lovely people of VP think I would be putting myself at risk by opting out again? It strikes me as a case of I pretty much can do so but I also know it will have to be done sometime regardless.
Having a smear would be a little complicated for me as I have a physical disability and use a wheelchair. I'm pretty sure my range of motion and spasticity levels (which are always present but certain things like high emotion, being cold, anxiety can worsen meaning I suspect a smear would do so) would make it very difficult i.e. getting my legs into a position where they could do the smear and keeping them there long enough. It would be done by the practice nurse at the GP and of all the ones I've met they've been very friendly but not as a whole great on disability issues. Last time it was discussed I got "you can transfer you'll be fine" as the basic response and my concerns about the details didn't get discussed.
So and this is probably the biggy - if you have a disability (specifically I have the spastic diplegia form of CP) in the lower limbs and/or spasticity does it affect you having smears? Anyone got any tips or tricks?