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I had Cervical Cancer, lymphnode involvement stage 3b. I had a radical hysterectomy with chemo- radiotherapy and 2 sessions of brachytherapy. I am now 3 years clear (as of June 2019)
Turns out I am blistered inside from all the treatment I received, sex is incredibly painful and I bleed during and after. Unfortunately, my oncologist believes that there’s nothing that can be done about it.
In July, I was diagnosed with lymphoedema and have been supplied with compression garments for my legs. I’m beginning to find my legs are becoming more painful (nothing excruciating, just annoying, aching). My legs are particularly worse on an evening. I’m tired, more so after exercising. I’ve gained 2.5 stone in the last year, I’ve looked up nutritional information to help with the lymphodema (I’ve basically got to eat like a rabbit)
What I want to know is: will any of this get any better? Is there a way I can manage it better? Is this going to get worse? I’m grateful to be alive, that my son still has a mother, I completely get that I’ve got off lightly and feel ashamed that I’m complaining, I’m just trying to get my head around that this is my life now?