I had my laparoscopic total hysterectomy yesterday afternoon. The Anaesthetist really struggled to find a vein and actually nicked one vein in the pfoxes, causing me to bleed everywhere (the cleaning staff won't be happy with me!) My consultant said she was very happy with how the op went and said there were no complications. She is confident that there was no residual cancer outside of my cervix which is amazing news (although of course we won't be 100% sure on that until the lab results are back). I was sent to the HDU straight after recovery as they were a little worried about my oxygen levels so I stayed in HDU last night and was discharged at lunch time today. So far I'm not in too much pain (Touch wood!) more discomfort than pain if that makes sense? All of the staff I have encountered during my journey so far have been amazing! Now just got to get through the recovery, have the follow up appointments and hope the consultant is right and I am cancer free! :-)
For those of you who don't know my story
first ever smear test April 19th 2017 (at 31 years old, I kept putting it off as life kept getting in the way!)
Colposcopy and LLETZ procedure on the 1st June 2017, Colposcopist advised that she thought I had some areas of cancer But I would receive my results in 2 weeks.
Diagnosed with Stage 1a1 CC (2 small areas)with adenocarcinoma in situ, CIN, CIN1 and CGIN 14th June 2017, my case was referred to MDT meeting for North East Hospitals to discuss treatment options.
Case discussed at MDT meeting on 19th June 2017, recommended total hysterectomy.
Consultant appointment on the 6th July 2017, hysterectomy scheduled for 24th July 2017.
Total Hysterectomy performed 24th July 2017