Hello to you all again, I hope this post finds you well, strong and fighting fit.
As some of you know my situation, here's a brief update: No symptoms.
Invited for a Routine smear - "Borderline changes", colposcopy showed zilch so biopsy taken.
Cervical Cancer diagnosed about one month ago. They "provisionally" thought it was very early.
I have sped through the system thankfully.
Had blood tests Pelvic MRI, EUA - and thankfully they have not changed their initial diagnosis. Doctor spoke to me after EUA and said bladder completely normal, tumour seen and it's early - big sigh.
Had the PET scan yesterday and we hope that this will be the final confirmation that all is exactly as they thought. So fingers X.
Meeting with Doc on the 4th of November and will find out about the PET as we know the results of everything else.
Radical Hysterectomy is on the cards. Radiation provisionaly discussed but I think that will be determined by the results of the PET.
Was told again how lucky I was and the reason.
Women in Ireland invited for smears every 3 years up to age 45, after that it's every 5 years.
I received my invitiation the week before my 45th birthday. Had I not attended then I would have been unaware until I became symptomatic.
I am not home free yet and I appreciate that. The PET is the final piece of the puzzle but am remaining as confident as possible after speaking to Doc after EUA (which I had the day before the PET), he is confident and you know they don't sugar coat anything.
The last few weeks have been truly traumatic and my heart goes out to anyone in the same situation. I pray that this scan will be clear, I will pray that you all come through this.
Thanks for your support.