It all started months ago, I started to get bleeding, post coital and inbetwen, nothing to bad, then the discharge started, just a bit to start but kept coming and getting more and more. I thought maybe my coil was playing up so didnt really take anything too seriously. I had a day off work (im a student mental health nurse) and went the doc innner voice just wouldnt stop. I told the GP my problema and he got me an appointment with the nurse at the surgery who did an internal that day. Whilst doing the internal she stopped and said 'this is very abnormal, very abnormal, do you always bleed like this?'.......so she got the gp who came into the room and said he was going to refer me.
7 weeks later I get a letter from my GP from the 'choose and book', so I logged on and managed to get a call back to make me an appointment for 2 weeks later. The choose and book rang and I got an appointment with the hospital for two weeks after. I went to the hospital and the Doctor had a look and she said there was an abnormal patch on my cervix and that she was going to refer me for a colposcopy.
During this time I went back to my GP and eneded up talking to a locum, when I expplained my worry he laughed and said I was too overweight to have cancer and that if I had had symptoms of cancer for 4 months I would be seriously ill in bed as cancer spreads quickly, he also said he betted his doctor certificate that it wasn't cancer.
Two weeks later I got my appointment, got up on the table and the Doctor began her examination my cervix, she said to the student nurse 'this is not good this is bad', she left the room and got the nurse specialist who was lovely took 3 punch biopsys and we had a chat. I was obviously very upset (locum had scared me to death) and as I left the room the doctor rubbed my arm and said she was very very sorry..................
Anyway biopsy results came back monday I have CC, saw a wonderful Consultant today who explained everything, I have stage 1B and am having a full hysterectomy. I am booked for a MRI scan but he isn't worried about that as they had examined the pictures and said it looks contained and as my cervix is still soft and not hardened he doesnt believe it has gone into any Lymphnodes. He also said it isnt an aggressive cancer.
I have felt every emotion and really believed I was going to die, my advice is listen to your gut instinct.