You've been through a traumatic experience and it is normal to worry about the future. I'd be surprised if you weren't worried, I know I am.
I've had a couple of check ups now post surgery and wanted to reassure you. There were no unpleasantries and my consultant has been fab. The surgeon/consultant checked to make sure everything was healing well so a speculum and look see but no more. At no point was he checking for cancer. There were no tests. He really put my mind at rest and reassured me that the chances of a recurrance are tiny and that as far as he was concerned I am completely cured and have the same cancer risk now as anyone else. He told me to get on and live my life, easier said than done but I'm trying my best! I will have regular check ups for 5 years but it is a precautionary measure and should give confidence that they are still monitoring me. He really rammed home that I have nothing to fear from the check ups and should not get anxious in the run up to them. He was great and really put my fears to rest (for now at least!). I hope your consultant is just as good :)
Regarding symptoms my consultant told me to contact the hospital if I have any unusual pain or bleeding in that area or issues with bladder/beowel that I am worried about, even if it's between appointments. It will probably be nothing sinister but if I am ever worried he said they'd fit me straight in and investigate which was reassuring.
It's a tough time dealing with cancer and inevitable that we worry about it returning. I wish I could say I never worried about it. However, I'm trying to be practical and positive, something which doesn't come naturally to me. I'm renouned for my worrying amongst all my friends and family! In my positive frame of mind I can no longer have cervical, womb or ovarian cancer so maybe our risks are actually now less than the average woman? I am fortunate it was found and cured and at times feel like the luckiest person alive. However, I do still cry for what I have been through and lost. The sad and anxious feelings awoken in me will take a long time to subside. However, I am trying to fill my life with positivity and fun things to look forward to e.g booking a trip to Disneyworld Florida next year.
I think getting back to work and exercise will bring some much needed normality. I have been told by other cancer survivors that these worries do fade over time and am sure that will be the case. I think it is important to grieve for and come to terms with what has happened/been lost and finding a new way to move on with life.
Sorry not sure if this post will help or not :)