I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I am 31 and like you was diagnosed with CC stage 1b1 in July. I only signed up to the forums yesterday & your post was one of the first I read. I can completely relate to almost everything you have written so I wanted to write to you & say don't feel alone, as you can see there are lots of women who have been/ are going through the same thing.
As I said i'm 31 and as yet have not had children however I have always had dreams of having children of my own one day. As you said my worst fear was also the thought of having a hysterectomy as I wasn't aware there was any other option, this was not the case though. My consultant took my case to a MDT (just like you) and it was decided that fertility spearing surgery was the way forward. I have just had a I had a trachelectomy (the same as you are due to have) and had 21 lymph nodes removed on 10th August (4 weeks ago). This took away my cervix, top part of my vagina leaving my uterus and fertility intact. Although it's an operation for negative reasons due to CC I now feel grateful that the MDT decided on this option as I now have a chance of still being able to have children, things could have been very different. It is hard at times like this to find positive thoughts but this is definately one that you should hold onto & that it has been caught early.
It's certainly great news that there are no visible tumors and no lymph node involvement, this is a real positive point. When is your operation booked for?
If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask, no matter how small
Take care & Best wishes x