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Mousehouse
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3 year checkup

Hi ladies, I've not posted for a while as life just carries in after treatment.

ive had a few niggles- a bit of an issue now my bladder is the size of a plum- but that's getting a bit better as I've been practicing bladder training and I don't have to go numerous times in the night any longer.

i do have bowel issues on occasion- when I need to go..... well I need to go, pretty quickly and yes, now and again as the radiotherapy not only affects the ladybits, it makes the erm... back passage a little sensitive and I do get a little blood now and again when I go.

whats good to know is it's all pretty normal, but if your worried, speak to your nurse or oncologist.

so, after my 6months appointment in June was over the telephone, I did have a heightened sense of panic today for my 3 year looky and feely at my foof 

and all is well!

now I won't be seen for another year 

so ladies, as a 2b er , all looks as good as it can be.

and those who are going through it now, talk to each other and support each other- I feel I've been lucky and I did tolerate the treatment well.

good luck and love to you all

 

Diane x

Izzzy76

Lovely news Diane, I am so pleased for you! When I was first diagnosed I completely panicked and frantically searched for succes stories, and yours helped me cope with my fears, thank you for sharing 

28-8-2019 diagnosed grade 2 squamous 2B 4 cm tumor Mri suspect lymphe nodes but pet scan Shows no lymph nodes 25 radio extended field, 6 chemo and 4 brachy finished October 29 2019
lboyle89
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Fantastic news! (Im also a 2b-er and about 6 months behind you <3) so glad to hear you are doing well xx 

Diagnosed 2B N0 M0 March 2018 28 external radiation 3 Brachytherapy 4 cisplatin

Mel Jones

Wonderful news xx 

  • Oct 2015 - Diagnosed with stage 2b.  Nov-Dec 2015 Treatment, 6 cisplatin chemotherapy, 25 radiotherapy and 3 brachytherapy. To Feb 2020 - All check-ups and MRI scans ok so far.
  • Oct 2020 - All ok with check-up and discharged. 
Memagh

Great to hear the success stories a little further down the line. Similiar bowel/bladder/bleeding problems here. Very manageable at the moment, just hoping they improve rather than worsen over time. Thanks for coming back to share.

X Maria

Diagnosed CC 01st August 2019 Stage 1b2 with 1 local lymph node involved. Something else showed up on pet scan. Treatment delayed for surgery, done on September 9th. Found to be a simple ovarian cyst, 1 ovary and tube removed. Treatment plan 5 chemo, 25 radio and 4 brachy. Treatment start date 02nd October 2019. Treatment end date 8th November.

February 2020 3 month scans NED

August 2020 9 Month scans NED

 

 

WendyJE

I've not been on here for a while because as you rightly said life carries on. I'm just over a year post treatment and experiencing all the points you've mentioned so had just logged in to find some advice and your post couldn't have been more fitting! 

Wendy

No missed or abnormal smears. Odd symptoms started in April 19.

Diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma 2b with one lymph node involved on 1/7/19.

Started 11 weeks of chemo on 15/7/19.

Started 25 external radiotherapy on 26/8/19.

2 brachytherapy and end of treatment on 6/10/19. 

 

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