"Hello, I am a womb cancer survivor. When I have days when I think about what happened to me I feel as if it happened to someone else. I can't believe it did happen to me; after 5yrs clear you would think I would be over it by now. I have got on with my life, you have to.
I was 64 when I noticed there was something not quite right. It was May 2012. I had a small smear of blood after I had been to the toilet. I was a wee bit alarmed. I thought at my age that shouldn't be happening. It only happened the once but I kept a check on myself, then it happened again in the June and that started the alarm bells in my head going off. A bit scared I went to the doctors; she sent me to the hospital where they said I had polyps and I had to get them removed.
By this time it was September and I had to wait until October to get the results. I went to the hospital to get results; at the back of my mind I think I knew what she was going to say.
I just sat down she didn't hesitate, straight out she said you have womb cancer. Well I was numb, I don't know how I felt. Shocked, my mind was all over the place. I just wanted to run away. I felt if I ran away it wouldn't be happening.
My family where distraught; my husband, he was so upset. I just kept saying to everyone, don't worry I'm going to be OK, it's alright I'll be fine.
I had my hysterectomy and all my lymph nodes removed but there was one they couldn't get too. I was told everything went well and that they had got it all. I had to wait two weeks after my op to find out that my cancer was stage 1 and I didn't need any radiotherapy or chemo, but because of the one lymph node they couldn't get out, I was checked every 4 months for 3yrs then every 6 months for 2 yrs until I got the all clear in November 2016.
So that's the story of my journey with womb cancer .I've had lots of scary times and tearful times but I believe early detection saved my life so please don't ignore anything. Get checked ASAP.
So sorry it's been a long story but then it's been a long journey for me too and I'm so thankful I'm still here to tell it."
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