May 03, 2011 - 10:13 am
I am new to this board and was hoping the hear from others with similar experiences (preferably positive outcomes!). I am 36 and was diagnosed last year with stage iib cervical cancer - never had any previous problems and was always checked annually. I have been through external and internal radiation and chemotherapy - had 6 mo of remission only to have the cancer return in January. I was scheduled for a total pelvic exteneration in March. an hour into the surgery they found the cancer in my aortic lymphnodes and abandoned the procedure. Now I have been re-staged as IV and told that without treatment I have less than a year to live - with treatment they have given me 2. We met my fourth new dr in the last year yesterday - starting chemo next week. I have quit my job and am now a stay-at home mom focused only on staying alive and spending quality time with my family. I am not really sure what I am supposed to be doing or feeling - it is hard to feel like fighting when you don't really think you can win - it is also hard to get excitied about a few more months instead of having the rest of your life.