Hi, dont know where to start really, I have had a history of abnormal smears for the last 17 years. Had HPV and cin 2 which was treated successfully about 12 years ago and then I moved counties and was put on a five year recall. I wasn't happy with that but they wouldn't change it. Then I was called for a routine smear about 6 weeks ago, nurse said it looked ok but the results came back cin 3. Went for the colposcopy but because I've had ablation on my heart they decided that I needed to have a general, which I did last Friday. They did a cone biopsy. The consultant popped in to see me, said all was ok and I would be discharged back to the gp and a follow up smear in 6months. Then I had a call Thursday from the consultants office asking me to come back in next Tuesday. I left it till the next morning but thought there's no way I can wait that long so I called them back, I said I know something is wrong but naturally they would not discuss it on the phone. Deflated I hung up but they called back an hour later and the consulitant agreed to see me out of clinic.
I was at the hospital and knew what was coming when the consultant popped out of the office for a minute and returned with a nurse, she had a Macmillan badge on her ID. The nurse asked me if I had come on my own, I'm always on my own I said. The consultant drew me a picture showing the abnormal cells, the area the biopsy was taken and a large pea sized scribble. The scribble had been cut through with the biopsy, it was inside the cervix tissue. She was so nice the consultant she said that they were surprised that it was cancer. I wasn't. At this stage pathology do not know what stage it is just that it is cancer, unfortunately the consultant says it is possible that it has been growing for some time. It may have spread.
So after my meeting and learning that the nice nurse was to be my cancer specialist nurse I came home and told those that need to know. Fair play to the hospital they were on the phone to book me in for the MRI on Monday, still waiting on a CT scan appointment and an app with the oncologist is for 1 October.
Surprisingly I feel calm now I know it's cancer, I cried a couple of times when telling the first 2 family people but then I didn't. I have a son who's 18 and a daughter who is 8. I'm a single parent now, my husband and I separated last year, he has Aspergers. We still love each other very much but home life had become a battleground for both of us and the kids and it had to stop.
I have started to experience cramps in my pelvic region which has started today more noticeably. I am concerned that this cancer has been growing away for years and has spread to other areas . I know it's to early to speculate but thinking back over the last few months there have been odd things happen, I had 2 episodes of wetting the bed, besides being mortified I had no idea why. I'm 47, don't drink alcohol so it's not like I had a skinfull, I just don't know why, I also was experiencing night sweats. I have no idea if I'm menopausal as I've been on the pill for years for fibroids in the uterus so haven't had a period for a long time.
Any advice or experience will be so much appreciated,
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