Ok here goes:
I saw the Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist on May 7th, where a smear was also performed. The Consultant said that I had a large cervical ectropion and it should be seen urgently.
Had a phone call from the hospital 11th May asking me to go in on the Friday for a LLETZ procedure, in the meantime I'd a letter saying my smear was clear. The consultant whilst performing the LLETZ thought something wasn't right and sent some tissue off to histology.
5th June the hospital phone up asking me to see the Consultant on 8th June at 11.45 am, this is after the clinic has ended. I knew something was wrong when the receptionist and nurse knew who I was, offered me water and then said there'd be another nurse in with me. I was told I had either stage 1a or 1b cervical cancer, there was some debate with the MDT the previous Friday and that I'd been referred to the Gynaecological Oncology Centre and I would have CT and MRI scans with 2 weeks.The consultant also asked for my smear slide to be reviewed. I had my CT scan on 17th June and saw the Consultant at the Gynae Oncology centre on 25th June who said the tumour was about 1.5cm and was stage 2 (now confused as ato which stage). MRI booked for Wednesday, same time as pre-op despite being told this wouldn't happen, but when I rang the McMillan nurse, she said take the MRI time and to let Pre-op know I was running late. Radical hysterectmony booked the 22nd July, hopefully keyhole, but they won't know if any further treatment is necessary until the they do the histology. I've been told I have adenocarcinoma which wouldn't have been picked up on the smear.
I'm not worried about the hysterectomy, my mum had one many years ago (not cancer), it's what they might find in the CT and MRI, so there's a chance my hysterectomy might be cancelled and I will be referred straight to the Oncologist.
I finished work on Friday and now the children are in school and husband at work I'm going through the whole range of emotions.
Any advice for dealing with the highs and lows and is it worth seeing my GP now to go and talk about HRT? I'm 45 so the menopause isn't that far off any way. I've tried to be matter of fact about things until now, plus I'm trying to be optimistic as my Father has survived cancer over 30 years after initial diagnosis and is now in the clear.