Just thought I'd give a little update as I had my lymphadenectomy on Friday. Unfortunately the bleeding i spoke about in an earlier post resulted in a secondary haemorrhage and I had to be admitted to A&E and stay overnight for observation. I can't stress enough taking the time to recover after just a cone biopsy. I thought I was invincible and went back to work after just a weekend off. My body certainly needed more than that.
I'm now at home after my lymph node removal and quite swollen in the lady parts and stomach. I think the worst part of the recovery is trying to get rid of the gas they pump inside you to be able to locate the lymph nodes when it's done laparoscopicly. I've felt unbearable pain in my shoulders and rib cage which has set me off into mild panic attacks. Best thing to do is concentrate on your breathing and keep taking those pain killers. Codeine will become your new best friend!
Hopefully every new day I'll feel a little bit stronger and feel more like myself. I've been signed off work for the next four weeks so hopefully this will give me the time to recover properly.
Now it's just the agonising wait for the results of the lymph nodes. I don't have LVSI and my MRI looked ok but I'm still petrified that i may have positive nodes which ultimately means my chances of ever being a mum are pretty slim. I hope anyone else recovering from treatment are doing well. Lots of love to you all xx