this is my 2nd attempt at posted. Sorry if it’s duplicated.
How is your chemo going?
I was diagnosed in 2010. My tumour was too large to operate so my treatment started with the chemo. I used Reiki when I went for chemo and I think it helped reduce the side effects of chemo because I didn’t find it too bad.
My surgery totally floored me though so i don’t know how I would have found it having chemo at that point.
Looking at the date of your msg you might be at the stage of discussing radiotherapy too. I had radiotherapy after my surgery. I had a radical hysterectomy - I was 26 at diagnosis, and I had abdominal lymph nodes removed. When tested in the labs my lymph nodes were clear and only small amounts of small cell found in my cervix.
My oncologist recommended radiotherapy as a precaution and I’ve not had any reoccurrences.
When going for radiotherapy I had chemo one morning each week (no hair loss). You had to wait an hour after chemo before radiotherapy so I went for lunch lol. Radiotherapy is very quick and painless at the treatment time. Ask about barrier cream, radiotherapy causes a sunburn effect. There is a fair bit of waiting around and I found I was very tired during this stage of treatment.
I finished it all off with brachytherapy. You had a day appointment under general anethetic for the rods to be inserted. Then a strange feeling as you waited to get treatment (no pain). Treatment less than 10mins and then gas and air to remove rods straight after. Then you were able to go home the same day.