I wasn't sure where this discussion should sit so apologies if this causes anyone upset.
I underwent a radical hysterectomy in August 2013 and was told I had the all clear in the September. This was after pestering various GOs and consultants for 6 years since I was 17.
Over Christmas I developed a cold followed by a cough like most of us and headed to my GP just to make sure it wasn't a chest infection. I was given all the usual such as menthol crystals, lozenges, decongestants and syrup.
Nothing was working so I headed back to my GP another 4 times. It was only on my last visit that the doctor sent MRI for a chest x-Ray, fit my own peace of mind, and to stop me nagging. He said he was 99.9% sure it would be clear.
It wasn't. I had roughly 20-30 shadows across both of my lungs. I underwent a biopsy via ultrasound which was inconclusive and therefore I was referred to the (hospital name removed) where 5 nodules were removed via keyhole surgery. This was 8 days ago.
Thursday I found out it is cervical cancer and that my prognosis is 1-2 years. It's incurable and I will not beat this disease. It will beat me.
Apparently microscopic particles must have remained in my body following my hysterectomy which spread and grew in my lungs.
I'm finding this quite hard to cope with and it's very difficult to speak to people in a similar situation - or those that have been here - for obvious reasons.
I'm 24 and planning my own funeral.
I feel let down and hard done by due to the fact I visited my GP with symptoms for years and it was all blamed on my age and the pill. I've seen this a lot in the media lately and it breaks me to know I will form another statistic of those who weren't smeared due to their age.
Any advice, direction or support would be great. Happy to answer questions too :)