I've finally plucked up the courage to post! Although this is my first post I have found a lot of comfort over the past few weeks lurking in the background and reading other posts. I started to feel a bit bad Just lurking though so I decided to come and introduce myself! I'm 30 and was told 3 weeks ago I have Cervical Cancer.
I had no symptoms and this was detected through a routine smear. I had a borderline glandular smear last May, then a repeat one in November so I was called for a colposcopy and biopsy Christmas week. Then I got the dreaded news in January. As I was in the Cervical Check system I was then referred to a Gynae oncologist. I live in Ireland by the way. I met with him for all of 5 minutes where he told me that I had Squamous Cell Carcinoma but on my endocervix up in the neck of my womb which he said was very unusual as that type of Cancer is usually on the exocervix? My biopsy outside had come back as no signs of dysplasia ( sorry for my spelling ?). This started 3 weeks of utter mayhem!
I have since had an MRI , a Pet scan, a CT scan and today I had a Cone Biopsy, d and c and an examination under anaesthetic. When I came around I was told he also did a Letz treatment. Although I don't know how he did both Letz and Cone biopsy ? He told me today was an investigative procedure and that I would go meet him in 2 weeks to discuss the results of all my scans, biopsies together. Another 2 weeks! Nooooooo. The waiting is so hard! Although I do feel a relieved I have had every kinda test I could possibly have done and that today is over with and that possibly some of the cancer is gone. Although I have a vague recollection of him telling me in the recovery room that things looked ok. I was so excited by this( after having been told no information over the last few weeks) I then in my zonked state asked him for a Hug ! A hug ! He promptly told me he doesn't hug patients. How embarrassing. So not only do I have to face the man after he poked and prodded my lady parts I also have the embarrassment of asking him for a hug. I think I need a glass of wine !
Take care ladies