Came home from holiday on Friday to a letter informing me that as I no longer require cervical screening, I'm off the list and won't receive call ups. While this is very obvious after a radical hysterectomy, it still made me feel a bit odd. Makes it more real maybe. But let's look on the positive. No more indignity or discomfort of the dreaded smear test!!
What upset me much more, was a letter from blood donor service confirming that I can no longer give blood due to my malignancy. I was so happy to have escaped transfusion during my op (2 pint blood loss) so that I could donate still, but then got a call (happened to be on my 4th birthday) reminding me of my next appt, so if course I said I couldn't due to recent surgery, and he had to ask why I had it nd then told me that's me dome as a donor. I actually sobbed. Small thing, but important to me. Even writing this now makes me teary!