I had the shock of my life last week when my consultant diagnosed me with cervical cancer!
I'm 30, healthy, fit and active and I'm really struggling to cope. I'm a physio so I work all day long with other people's diagnoses and problems. Since the diagnosis I've carried on working and have just got on with things with no issue but when I had my MRI yesterday I suddenly realised that this is actually happening to me...not one of my patients and since then I can't stop crying.
I get the results tomorrow and the doctor is hoping they might just have to remove my cervix so that we can still have a family but I just cant help fearing the worst. They've said that they'll complete a hysterectomy after I've had kids but I don't want to risk it coming back in that time...I'm so scared. I know I'm just going to have to wait for the results and see what happens but all of this is so damn unfair...any strategies for how you guys cope would be much appreciated!!
My partnet and family are all super supportive which I'm grateful for but I'm so worried about the effect it's going to have on my relationship...I don't want to be weepy and weak...I want to just be able to get on with this.
Thanks for any support guys xx