Begining of May, I was fastracked to gynaecology for an ultrasound which did show abnormal thickness 28mm in 3 areas, I was then scheduled for biopsy by general anesthesia on 23rd May.
I was really looking forward to my family holiday in Turkey on 1st June and hoping my results would be back before but was advised it could take up to 2 weeks!! I had to make a decision to stay or go if the results were not ready.
Well after thinking it over I decided whatever the result, I will deal with it if need be whilst sunning it in Turkey so off we went and to be honest I still enjoyed my time and it shifted my focus. At the begining of my second week my Consultant rang me and asked if I had someone with me, at this point I knew it wasn't the news I was hoping for but it was the news I was expecting, He very calmly explained I had womb cancer and for me to continue my holiday and he would arrange an appointment with him when I returned.
My poor family were more upset than I was, I never really cried and felt surprisingly calm, maybe a protective response but I began to think logically,"I will be ok","it's a process I have to go through" "I will take everyday as it comes" and try not to "overthink". I said to everyone, wipe you faces we have our table booked and we will have a good night, And it was!!🥂After all, I finally had my long awaited answer and the ball was now rolling.
I returned home on June 15th but I was surprised that my operation date was not until July 15th - 4 very long weeks later, what a drag I just wanted this out of me pronto! So I kept myself busy doing my office job and staying positive doing meditation🧘, breath work, reading and Reiki which have been part of my everyday life for 20+ years and I really believe this has helped me through all of this along with my amazing supporting family and friends. I feel we are all even closer than ever #blessings
The operation went well and it looks like the cancer was well contained, I had my womb, ovaries and cervix removed, I was not in too much discomfort, and I went home the following day. The first few days I was uncomfortable with wind pain and tenderness but after the 4th day I started to feel pretty good, with no complications.
I am now 14 days post op and feeling more energetic daily. I will have my final appointment on 7th August to find out the hystology report and fingers crossed no further treatment will be necessary.
I feel really lucky, although changed in some way, I have always been a bit of a procrastinator but now I feel sure my bucket list will have lots of ticks on it