"I know that I should of had the post menopausal bleeding checked out earlier but my Father was flat on his back due to advanced metastatic prostate cancer.
My journey started on the 30th March this year; what the ultra sound showed looked like a polyp of only 0.8mm. That was a relief as I'd held the cancer thought in my mind for about six months.
The colposcopy nurse said she could remove it but once she saw inside my womb all she could do was take biopsies; this was the first mention of hysterectomy. I now knew it was cancer but had to wait for conformation.
6th April 2016 was the day I saw my consultant. He informed me that I would need a total hysterectomy... ovaries, tubes, womb & cervix.
I felt destroyed about having my cervix removed it just didn't seem fair. I didn't mind about the rest; he was welcome to those bits! He explained that I had a mix of endometrioid and clear cell cancer and that the clear cell was rare and aggressive. The removal of everything was to remove the risk of future cancer.
Mri's and CT scans were followed by next appointment... 20th April. I was still getting my head round all this and using those well worn words 'why me' when I saw my consultant. His words were 'I will operate on Thursday 28th April, not tomorrow but next Thursday' The scans had showed stage 1A but Grade 3 so he wanted to be quick with the op.
As I write this I am now 16 days post hysterectomy, feeling a lot better without the pelvic cramps and the spotting although 'Bodyform's' profits have dropped! I'm wondering if the histology will show I need further treatment?
Also I feel a bit cut off from female support, I live with my Father (80 today) I have one brother and two sons.... MEN all around! That's why Kaz and the ladies at WCSUK are doing such a worthwhile job!
UPDATE! I'm in shock and total amazement! I received a letter from my Consultant yesterday which read:
“We now have the histology report and this confirms that the cancer has been completely removed. It was Grade 2, Stage 1A uterus cancer. You will not need any additional treatment but we will arrange to see you again in clinic in six months.”
I want to marry him!!!"
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