I am so sorry you have found yourself in this position , it’s so scary.
I would like to give you some advice. One: End your membership of those Facebook groups. It doesn’t help you now. Ladies who are doing great and thriving are most likely not on these groups on a regular base, most want to run from their diagnose and carry on with their lives.
Two: do not google. Most information is outdated or even incorrect. Numbers are just numbers.
Three: listen to your doctors and nurses. They know you, and your case. Everyone is different and responds to treatment in a different way. Listen to what they do say and don’t fill in what they don’t say.
Yes cervical cancer is a life threatening illness and not to be taken lightly but it most certainly isnt a death sentence.
I was diagnosed with a 4 cm tumor ( squamous cell) 23 months ago, and am 21 months out of treatment and doing just fine.
I have no real physical side effect other then a slightly numb feeling in my toes and lower part of my legs due to neuropathie caused by the chemo.
I went through 6 chemo, 25 external bead radiation and 2 x 24 hours of brachytherapy. I had no side effect. Did not feel sick, I only got tired the last week of treatment due to constantly going in hospital and having a 5 month old baby.
You got this. Its not easy, but you can do it