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8 years later and life just feels meh

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8 years later and life just feels meh

I’m interested to hear from people who have gotten the all clear but just feel...well, meh about life!

I was diagnosed 8 years ago when I was 25 and had a treacholectomy.

I tried to carry on with my life but I feel like I’m not excited or passionate about anything and just want to do nothing all the time. Even mundane every day things seem like a huge effort that I just can’t be bothered to tackle.

It’s like I’ve been given a second chance at life and I’m wasting it. 

Has or did anyone feel this way a long time after? Do you still feel this way? If not, how did you get over it?

[size=85]June 2010 - Clear Smear Feb 3rd 2011 - GP appointment Feb 17th - Colposcopy. Advised of CC. Feb 24th - Biopsy results confirm CC Feb 25th - MRI Mar 3rd - 1b1 diagnosed Mar 8th - 2nd MRI with probe Apr 4th - Radical Trachelectomy [/size]


Bless you ~ it’s a huge thing to go through and especially at a young age.There is no right or wrong way to feel but you do not need to tell yourself you ‘should’ feel or behave in a certain way. I personally think it can take a huge toll emotionally that can be pushed aside while you go through treatment and maybe comes out at a later date.

the bottom line is you feel rubbish and could do with feeling better about life. I really feel for you.

I would go to my Dr and just tell them how I was feeling to get some support. Or maybe ring the helpline as they will have experience of how people feel and what to do?

Sending virtual hugs and best wishes xxx



May 19 smear June 19 CC diagnosed CT/ MRI July 19 EUA - into parametrium PET scan Results - 2B clinically/. 1b1 radiologically. Decide between chemorads or hysterectomy 30.07.19 Saw consultant- will do EUA / camera and node dissection first. If spread do chemorads 21.08.19 open Radical Hysterectomy and node dissection 2.9.19 NED Nov19 ISC bladder issues Diagnosed with Lymphoedema

Im 3 months post treatment and im feeling the same. My enthusiasm is reduced. Though everything what happened to me hubmbled me, like i ser everything now as just material things and not so important. But then again it has reduced my enthusiasm in life i guess. I dont have children and will never have, so im still trying to figure out things would excite me again. 

  • Age: 36 years old
  • Smear test result: Severe dyskariosis.
  • Symptoms: bleeding out of period
  • MRI Scan Result: 3cm tumor
  • Biopsy Result: CC Stage 1 2B
  • Treatment: 7x Chemo sessions, 28x Radiation sessions, 3x branchytherapy sessions)


  • 16 Jan 2019: Pap Smear
  • 24 Jan 2019: Swab Test
  • 5 Feb 2019: MRI Scan
  • 6 Feb 2019: CT Scan
  • 12 Feb 2019: Biopsy
  • 20 Feb 2019: PET Scan
  • 1 Mar 2019: Confirmed CC Stage 1 2B
  • 25 Mar 2019: Chemo Radiation Start
  • 8 May 2019: End of Treatment

I’m 25 and had my radical trachelectomy in June. You’ve just described exactly how I feel... struggling to get out of bed every day I’m so depressed. Then feel guilty for forgetting how “seize the day” I was whilst I was recovering from surgery. Said I’d never take another day for granted but here I am hating life. Wondering if being single makes it 10x worse as I literally feel like I’ve got nothing to live for? Hate my job now it’s made me realise I don’t want to work.. but I’m in 15k credit card debt so I have to! 

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