Sep 17, 2011 - 6:56 pm
I was 35 in 2009 when I was diagnosed with stage 2b cervical cancer. After numerous tests I had a radical hysterectomy. All went well. I had a follow up with my consultant and again all was well. It was exactly 1 year and on the next appointment while having an examination my consultant found a lump. I had a biopsy which confirmed that the cancer had returned. I went through a second major op, it was like having the hysterectomy all over again. This time this were not so good so I had a course of chemoradiation.
So, it is now Seo 2011 nd my treatment finished back in March. I still have back ache feeling tired and each day is different when going to the toilet is concerned. To top things off I am now going through early meopause and tried things without HRT. Its been hard so have started HRT patches.
I am having regular check ups with my consultant who is brilliant by the way, I have amazing support from my nurse specialist, friends and family. I have down days and I have really good days. As I have always had smear tests I still ask the question WHY? !!!!!!!
Life sucks but we have to face things like this which in the long run will make us stronger and eventually we can stick 2 fingers up to cancer and laugh in its face.
My next check up is in approx 9 weeks and I have my fingers crossed once again. xx