My Journey so far;
i'm 25 years old and recnetly had my first smear by chance, as id gone to the doctors for another reason, seen as id been putting off my smear i thought why not get it done why im here, 2 weeks later i got a phone call to come in and see my GP with reagrds to my smear, panicking i went in the same day and he told me he had found abnormal cells which is not uncommon so thought nothing of it & they referred me to the hospital. They moved really quickly with all appointments i saw a consultant with regards to the smear and he did colposcopy well tried. my cervix was hiding and i was very nervous so he called me back in to put me too sleep, he informed me that my results would come through the post unless it was something more worrying. As you can imagine i was in bits when i got a letter calling me back in. as my consultant was on holiday i had an 11 day wait from reciveing the letter and getting to see him, i rang the hospital asking all sorts of questions and my key worker said to come in and see her the next day to which i did. It was then that she told me i have Cervical Cancer stage 1b2 i dont remember what was said after that came from her lips i was sort of in a daze, i suppose it was shock i just remember saying ok thankyou and leaving. this was on November 11th 2014 since then ive seen my consultant and had an MRI scan which has confirmed that the cancer has not spread from the cervix, which is good news. I have an appointment this thursday (27th Nov 2014) to see a specialist from birmingham the man who is going to preform the trachelectomy (which means i can still have children in the future). Although i feel all is going well and quickly i still can't help but feel shell shocked and saddened that at 25 i have cervical cancer. i'm in a long term relationship but feel worried that this will be all too much for him to handle, although im going to be ok, there will be no physical side to us for w hile and worry that it may push him away. I know this should be the least of my worries but i dont feel i can talk about this with him, does anybody have any advice to put my mind at ease.