I'm 25, I got my first screening letter and booked myself in, this was less than 2 months ago. Now I have been told I have cancer (only 4 days ago) and that I am waiting to see what stage my cancer is at. I find out on the 9th of June with I know doesn't seem like a long time away but right now it feels like a life time away and a life time of wadding through treacle. Until today I was fine, I was actually confused why I was taking it so well. Then I read through my mcmillan pack and it has all become VERY real and really hard to deal with. I just wondered if anyone had any advice on how they got through there 'waiting game'?
My nurse was supposed to call me today to introduce herself as she has been away on holiday and I haven't heard a sound, I'm scared, feel very alone as my family doesn't talk about feelings and just want the wait to be over. If only I could wake up and it be the decision day of what the plan is for my care/treatment.
I have been told that if it hasn't spread it should be stage 1B but am waiting on a MRI and CT Scan to work find out if its 1B1 or 1B2 and whether my tumour is small enough to have a trachelectomy. I feel very very lucky if I can but it's also very hard to not worry about it being worse. Then I don't really understand the treatment plans from there as I didn't take much else in when the consultant told me.
Any advice would be greatly received!