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Plan/scan appointment

Hi Everyone - I went to plan/scan appointment  yesterday, didn't go so well.   6 attempts by 3 nurses to fit the cannula for the contrast didn't help.  I was told by phone to drink a pint of water, apparently there was 250ml in my bladder which was perfect.   I was told by phone to have an empty bowel,  I didn't feel the need to go but they couldn't do it because it wasn't empty.   If only they had told me I needed to take Senokot or prunes or something beforehand.  I was there for 4 hours for nothing.    Anyway I've been given laxatives for 5 days and go back again on 5th day.   I don't suffer from constipation so I wish they had written to me with more information - that's the trouble when everything is by phone.  I've got 2 hour pre assessment appointment on the 3rd by phone too.  I did feel really sorry for myself yesterday and woke up crying this morning (such a wimpy girl) but buried myself in work and feel much better this evening thank goodness. Hope your days are going well.

  • 20 yrs ago CIN3 diagnosed, diathermy loop and cone biopsy, annual smears for 10 yrs, asked for 3 yearly but told not necessary
  • Mar'20 ultrasound showed pyometrium? and left ovary cyst?
  • Mar'20 hysteroscopy and biopsy showed pyometrium and scc
  • Apr 20 MRI concludes 1B cervical tumour and 1A endometrial tumour
  • May 20 Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy
  • May 20 pathology shows 4cm SCC in cervix, scc in lymph vessel and margins not clear.
  • July 20 PET scan shows possible small node
  • July 20  CT scan clear
  •  Aug 5 chemorads and 2 brachytherapy
  • end date 15 Sep

Sorry you feel like this. Which hospital are you under? Southend? 

06 Jan 20 massive bleed. 7 feb 20 smear came back highly differentiated severe dyskolious. 14 Feb biopsies taken. 21st Feb cc cells found. 22 Feb 20 told poorly differentiated squamous cell. 28 Feb staged at 2a. Tumour is 2.4mm/9mm 6 March restaged at 3c due to 3 lymph node involvement - x1 2cm. 12 Mar 20 met oncologist - told me coronavirus will probably kill me before cc does. 18 March 20 pre scan booked.
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Hi Triumph-Girl

Like you I had surgery followed by chemorads so I can empathise about that -  having a cry now and then, and some, is more than OK.  My treatment period was a rocky road in places as was yours last Thursday; it can be very frustrating but good to hear you felt better later on. 

Best wishes


  • Feb 04:  (age 47y) Smear test normal
  • Stopped going for smears!
  • Summer 16: persistent watery yellow vaginal discharge
  • Dec 16: PMB
  • Jan 17: Hysteroscopy under GA for ?fibroids - abnormal cervix observed -multiple biopsies taken, 1B1 (1B2 on new FIGO) squamous cell cc diagnosed - confirmed by MRI/PET scans
  • Feb 17: pelvic lymphadenectomy - nodes negative, Da Vinci radical hysterectomy- close anterior margin/LVSI/PNI, restaged to 2A1 (2A1 on new FIGO)
  • Apr/May 17: 6x chemo, 25x external radio, 2x brachy
  • May 20:  NED.  Side effects notably hypotonic bladder since hysterectomy - ongoing ISC, unilateral lymphoedema lower abdo/groin/leg/ankle/foot

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