Hi, Di. I'm really sorry to hear about all the health problems. about the pap, though, please follow MK's advice and don't worry til you know there is something to worry about. Pap tests are tricky little things, and abnormal readings are actually fairly normal. I've had several abnormal readings, gone through all the colposcopies, etc., only to have normal readings later, then an abnormal, and on and on.
As far as what can go wrong, I learned a lot from genetics clinic. Apparently things aren't quite as black and white as now you have the organ, now you don't. Our ovaries, vagina, and associated parts start out in utero much higher in the body, and as they travel down to their anatomically correct positions, they leave behind cells. So even with a complete hysterectomy, there is a chance of getting female cancers in these trace cells that are left behind. I think of it as kind of like a mastectomy...while they try to get all of the breast tissue, there may be cells of tissue left behind, and we can get malignancies in those cells.
Anyway, not to scare you, but just sharing what I was told by the good doctors. (They have recommended that I have a total hysterectomy to lessen my chances of ovarian cancer--right now I'm just sticking to the exams, CA-125, and t-v ultrasounds--just don't want to deal with surgery.)
Best wishes heading your way.
Love and hugs...