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1year on anxiety

Hi all I know it is normal but I have my 1 year post hysterectomy check up on Thursday and I have convinced myself (as you do) that the vague discomfort I have had for a week now is recurrance. I have rationalized this by saying I am constipated (I am not really) its ahesions or granulation on my cuff scar which I had at my check up in April. I know no one can tell me what this is only my surgeon can but I just needed to voice my worries x

Smear test march 2018: CIGN

LLETZ April 2018: no clear margins

2nd LLETZ May 2018 Adenocarcinoma

Staged 1b1 pattern A following eua and mri.

Radical laproscopic abdominal hysterectomy with sentinel lymph node removal July 19th 2018

July 31st 2018 oncology follow up tumour removed no lymph node involvement. No further treatment needed

October 2018 check up all well.



Hi Cherryelm 

I know exactly what you're going through, been just like you myself getting worked up before check ups. When I had my 2nd check late January, the consultant plucked what resembled a 1/2 cm pink mushroom out and my anxiety was through the roof, turned out to be just scar tissue. Had my 12 monthly check end of May, was completely stressed, over and done with quickly and have now dropped to 6 monthly. Yes, think most of us start to get those aches and pains beforehand, a bit like when you're first diagnosed and you feel all sorts. 

I can honestly say this 6 month break has stopped it playing on my mind, but know I'll be back up there by end of November.

Good luck for Thursday and hope you drop down to 6 months too, just think will be next Spring xxx

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Hello Cherry :-)

Well that sounds so incredibly normal I suspect you are perfectly healthy :-) The week or two before a post-treatment check-up we all manage to work ourselves into hightened states of anxiety and those can often result in psychosomatic symptoms. I think it is more normal to develop some weird symptoms just before a check-up than to not develop any symptoms. I hope it all went well and that you received some good news.

Be lucky :-)

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