Hello, Im back ,I had the radicial hysterectomy and lymph node emoval 20th June, so far so good, been a lot better than I thought mobily wise - toilet wise not, but getting there just finished anotibiotics for bladder infection. I feel like everything has been put back in my tummy the wrong way :-)
Have been given the "all clear" YAY but the oncoligists want to give me radiotheraphy for 5 days - for 5 weeks, then brachotheraphy - I think she said 4 treatments of that.
My dillema is
I am clear now - i know it is for a preventative, but my motto is "why fix it if it aint broke"
I was told 3/10 chance of coming back without treatment one and half out 10 if I do --- thats seems very low
I worry about all the long term side effect (bowel/bladder) I am 50 next month and I would rather quality of life for latter years
My legs have not swollen because of the lymph gland removal (yet) Im trying my best to keep from swelling, but read there is a good chance of it happening.
People I have spoke to and voiced my concerns have all said no dont have the treatment - but I am sure they are thinking about the sickness that comes while you are being treated (which I know I will get poorly) but its the long term I am thinking of
I know the decision is up to me but I was hoping I could get some opiions from you as I would like to have as much information as possible please
Thanks for reading