I just wanted to make a post to share my experience and hopefully make anyone who's going through this feel a little better
about the scary unknown that lies ahead.. I had my first smear in november 2014 last year and had the horrible colposcopy
Which showed high CIN 3 so had to have a LETTZ/cone biopsy ... During this they found cancer inside my cervix but I didn't know this till about 3 days after the op
i had a phonecall to see a consultant to discuss my results the day of that horrible phonecall... They couldn't tell me over the phone why but I knew it was cancer as it's usually 6 weeks they ask you to come I for a follow up... So I went in prepared for the worst and was told it was cancer but the stage was unknown without an MRI. I was told I would have to wait 3 weeks for it and was terrified...what if it was stage 4 spread all over what if this was a death sentence I'm ony 23 I have no children what if I can never have them ... That night was agony I couldn't sleep I was too scared with every horrible thought creeping through my head... I couldn't wait 3 weeks to see how bad this was so I booked a private MRI with spire hospital it cost me 300 pound but was worth the not waiting ... Which is te worst part of this scary time i will add... I went in after 3 days of the MRI and told it was stage 1b so in the cervix and neck I the womb but very easy to get rid off! I felt so much better... Endless hours of internet searches even proved that cervical cancer os verY curible even at higher stages... I was booked in then for a
Tracheletomy which is removal of the lymphnodes cerxix and tissues. being only 23 they wanted to spare my womb and overias for future children ... I had my op (6 hours) and stayed in hospital for 4 days ... No pain afterwards but wind pain was terrible the only thing to ease it was walking which is ithe last thin you feel like doing! Sent home with a cathetre for a week I was feeling better every day until 6 dad post op I woke up in agony being violently sick for 2 hours! Ambulance took me back to the ward to confirm and infection and a blocked cathetre which was just bad luck so another week in hospital and strong IV anti biotics I was aloud home and boy did I feel better ... Follow up for my results of surgery a week after that and ....ALL CLEAR ALL GONE!! Like a bad dream it was over all clear! I was so happy everything I went through felt like it had never happened
I just wanted to share this and show anyone reading this worried out of there minds thinking the worst that it's not the end and the worst part of this horrible Cword is the waiting worrying and unknown of what's to come there are more happy endings with cervical cancer than any so put your minds at rest wait for the good news and just think about the party your going to have when you get the all clear I didn't let it beat me and it won't beat you either stay strong be positive and use the experience to remember life IS short so make the most of it .... I'm 4 weeks post op now and feeling back to my old self and lookin back the worst pain of it all was not knowing worrying and the wind pain haha so when you have the op stock up on wind ease tablets there very good and peppermint tea!
This site is truley amazing and helped me a lot so thank you jos
For making cancer less scary
November 2014 smear
Feb 2015 lettz and diagnosed stage 1b
May 2015 All clear!!!