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I started using the dilators last week for the first time - 4 weeks post treatment - and i was hoping anyone might be willing to share their first few weeks experience.
I think i fall into the category of side effects happening almost immediately after treatment, which my heart is broken about.
I can get the smallest dilator in ok, girth-wise, but there is still about two finger widths of it sitting outside my vagina. I also feel like i can't get it up over the top of my cervix, like when i try to it the dilator just ends up further out of my vagina, so i feel like the walls are stuck to my cervix.
But today i wanted to push myself because i am tired of not being intimate with my partner. He is mega understanding but i am sure you all understand the pressure we putvon ourselves to "perform". So, i went for the next size up in dilators and it was mega uncomfortable. It was a real struggle to get it in and when i did, it was only about 2 inches deep. And of course, it did bleed a little which i am not too concerned about.
But i am really sad about the fact that it, sex, should be the most natural thing in the world and it has been taken away from me.
But anyway, i was wondering, how long did it take for some of you to be able to get up to the larger dilator sizes and movecon to sex?
Much love xx
October 2019 - smear test
November 2019 - results back; hpv with severe dyskaryosis, colposcopy organised.
November 2019 - colposcopy biopsy taken - confirmed abnormal cells
December 2019 - lletz performed
Jan 2020 - called in: confirmed I have cancer
Tests run through Jan and Feb. During this time went through fertility treatment; 5 eggs frozen.
End Feb - confirmed stage 2b CC
Treatment starts March - 28 external radio/5 chemo/4 brachy
Only sat 3 chemo after developing tinnitus
April 25th - finished brachytherapy
July 2020 - awaiting MRI