I have recently been discharged from hospital after almost three months. I know my daughter has been keeping you updated on progress. Following surgery to remove bowel cancer, I have been told that the cervical cancer I was treated for last year has returned. My lymph nodes are inflamed and I am experiencing some pain in that area. As a consequence of the bowel surgery, I have lost a lot of weight and currently weigh 5 stone 11. I have no appetite and am very weak and tired.I understand I will undergo some sort of chemotherapy but this will only commence once I have gained a little bit of weight. I still have drains in my kidneys as the lymph nodes were pressing against the urethra. I have been told very little about what sort of treatment I will receive - has anyone had similar experience of reoccurance of the disease. I was not able to have a hysterectomy and only had radiotherapy over six weeks and three bracytherapy. Can I have more radiotherapy, or am I unable because I had it last year? Will it just be chemotherapy?
I empathasise with those of you suffering from cystitus following radiotherapy - I had it about a year but it seems to have subsided. It takes a lot of tolerance so hang on in there.