Welcome to our message boards. You have been through a lot the past few years, to say the least, and I'm sorry things have been so difficult.
We aren't able to offer specific medical advice, and the proper course of action with abnormal cervical cell changes depends on a number of factors, including size, location, distribution of lesions. We can tell you that cervical cancer can usually be avoided, and sometimes a "watch and wait" approach is reasonable., especially with mild/moderate cervical cell changes More severe abnormalities, and those that are persistent and don't regress naturally, are usually treated but here again the exact treatment option can vary.
Ask your doctor to explain why he thinks one approach may be preferred over another. If you go with a "watch and wait" approach, it might be helpful to ask how frequently you'll need follow up exams and at what point will the decision be made that treatment is indicated.
It isn't clear why your doctor may think you have a different type of HPV now. This might be based on the fact that HPV infections USUALLY don't persist and recur for many years, but of course sometimes this does happen. Maybe talk with your health care provider to see if there are any lifestyle issues you can address that may help bolster your immune response. For example, much research has shown that smoking can make it more difficult to clear HPV infections.
As for vaginal and vulvar cancers, these do occur but fortunately not very often. There is an excellent article in a back issue of HPV News, our bimonthly journal, that discusses this. You can also review a wealth of information on the Web site of the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org
(type "vulvar" and "vaginal" cancer into the search box) regarding vulvar and vaginal cancer screening, symptoms, treatment, and so forth. Vulvar and vaginal cell changes, when they're detected, are very often managed with a "watch and wait" approach.
Finally, I've never heard that HPV infection itself makes one more susceptible to other conditions like colds or fatigue. Most likely such things are not related to HPV but ask your doctor about anything you're experiencing about which you're not certain.
I hope this helps. Thanks for sharing your story with us and post again anytime.
All the best,