I had the dreaded call in July. It came completely out of the blue as I had forgotten about having the smear.
You can’t explain the fear, confusion and emotion that being given that information creates.
I did the same as most people I guess, straight onto the Internet reading everything from you can be completely cured to the unthinkable.
I had my coloscopy and prayed it would be clear. I asked the Dr if it was cancer and she said there was a small chance.
My husband made me focus on one day at a time but the best thing he did for me was ban me reading all of the information on the Internet as I was slowly driving myself insane. I couldn’t see the positive no matter how much I read. All that I could see was the bad. Once I stopped reading it was so much better. This site is wonderful and the people who work in this area of expertise fantastic. They have the support and answers for us.
I ended up with a radical hysterectomy including my lymph nodes. Not great but it managed to hopefully remove it all and I am very grateful for a second chance. I’m now 8 weeks post operative and getting there.
I guess what I am saying is try your very best to stay as focused and positive on the facts and not let speculation win. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask any questions (even about sex) they have heard it all before and write down questions as you think of them.
Finally one hurdle at a time. This is your future, it’s time to put you first for awhile, you deserve it
and others will support you on your way. This is a marathon not a sprint. You can do this xx
My very best wishes to you xxx