I have been diagnosed with 1A1 cc and am booked for a hysterectomy on the 21st of July. The tiny bit of cancer they found was removed during the biopsy and there are clear margins. I am having my hysterectomy because I have other gyn issues and have had 2 previous CIN3.
I am a bit frustrated that there seems to be an expectation that I should feel a certain way. Some of my close friends and family don't think I have processed it all and that at some point it will all come crashing down on me. The truth is I feel very lucky. My GP saw something she wasn't happy with during my smear and referred me straightaway. My husband has medical insurance and so I was seen very quickly. I landed lucky with my consultant too as he is a senior gyn oncologist and was able to see me and take a biopsy during the appointment. The consultant was recommending I consider a hysterectomy any way because of the other issues and the number of treatments to my cervix. So although the results took an age to come in once I had the news I was felt very calm.
It is gone, there is no evidence of spread, I am being seen and treated very quickly and I never need to worry about it again. I am not sure what people expect of me?