Good afternoon ladies,
Well I didnt expect to start 2013 this way .......here goes- a bit about my situation, last summer I started having heavy bleeding between my periods which I saw a doctor about straight away, they put it down to having just come off the mirena coil and my system was balancing out...tranexamic acid was prescribed.. a month or so later the bleeding was more often and heavier so once again I went back this time I was referred for a ultrasound and swabs which happened very quickly and came back showing nothing, saw my usual doctor to get the results and he basically sat there with his arms folded and told me I was the wrong age when I questioned him over getting it checked properly as I was concerned about cancer he waffled on about it just being my cycle adjusting and prescribed a 3 month hormone tablet to adjust my cycle- so off I went and took my tablets like the doctor told me and still I was bleeding...On 10th Jan 2013 I made an appointment with a different doctor at the surgery who happened to be female!!!! explained to her my symptoms and all the tests and tablets I had taken along with the fact that my smears had always come back normal including the one in Jan 12 - but she did something none of the others had done - she had a look and yes there was something visible on my cervix- so she made me an urgent appointment for a colposcopy which I had on 17th Jan - I think I new before I even went for the appointment it was cancer and yes I was right, on the 21st I had an EUA and CT scan and they have staged me at 1B2 it is above 4cm but from the CT and when they had a good look it seems to be isolated to my cervix only, I am having my MRI next monday and then meeting with my lovely consultant next thursday to discuss the treatment plan, I already have a date booked for a radical hysterectomy but they said on monday that it will probably be treated with chemo and radio therapy.I have just turned 39 on tuesday and have been with my wonderful man for 22 years we don't have children (we were just about to try) and I feel strangely calm about the whole situation I am very lucky to have some very good and strong friends and family around me but I would also appreciate in hearing from you lovely ladies who have been here before me incase I need to wake up and smell the coffee!!
Keep smiling ladies :-) x