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mm047
So worried pls Help!!!

Hi Ladies, 

I just came back from the hospital and doctor said that i will have to wait for maybe 3 to 4 weeks before my treatment start which is gonna be Chemorad. I am so worried that what if my cancer grows whilst im waiting for my treatment date . same as when they did the biopsy they said its tiny then after MRI they said it might be stage 1B and no spread then i had my PET/scan  and said no spread But when i had my EUA doctor said its 2B so really shocked me. i was thinking like does that mean it grow after just 2 weeks, and now i need to wait another 3 weeks before my treatment start, Im trying to be possitive but this is hard:-( Pls share your thought and similar story i just need to be lift up at the moment.and bit of Reasurance for those that have same diagnosis X

 

 

  • Hugs xx
Shell17

Hi, 

I was the same I got my diagnosis March 21st 2017 and didn’t start my treatment until May 16th 2017.  I to was petrified it would grow/spread but it didn’t.

stay strong, keep positive xx

March 2017 - Diagnosed CC stage 3B with lymph node 

June 2017 - Treament finished, 25 radiotheraphy, 5 chemo, 3 brachy.

Sep 2017 - 3 month scan cancer still there without change.

October 2017 - Became bladder incontinence.

January 2018 - Caner has gone!!

April 2018 - had urostomy surgery and gained a 'bag for life'

July 2018 - Cancer still gone!!  Began B12 and folic acid. 

mm047

Hi shell17

Thank you very much for your reply that really help me, maybe im just being Anxious about everything every pain i have anywhere in my body im thinking that it might be the cancer. Even if i already have the result of MRI and PET/scan and doctor said that they did not see any spread. So really maybe im just being parranoid specially that i still need to wait for few weeks before i start my treatment. Any advice ladies on what should i do whilst waiting for my treatment? Preparation etc. 

Thanks in advance XX

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Philleepa

Hi. 

I spent my waiting time (apart from crying and sitting in front of the TV which I don't recommend ) trying to build up my immune system, so lots of berries etc - have a google what foods build up immunity and to make it easier I made smoothies or soups. I also got lots of fresh air by walking.

Maybe do some batch cooking to freeze just in case you don't feel like cooking and stock up your food cupboards - again just in case. You can live pretty normally but you may be quite tired. 

Hopefully your treatment will pass quite quickly with very few side affects x 

mm047

Hi Philleeppa, 

Thank you very much for your advice  I been reading your daily journal btw during your treatment and your amazing and such an inspiration to all Ladies here in the forum, And yes i will definitely take your advice on boosting my Immune system, Im quiet active at the gym before diagnosis but now i just dont feel going to the gym but instead I use my Crosstrainer at home for like 30 minutes 3 times a week. and eating healthy food and fruits. Maybe i should try and do some walking outside to have some fresh air. I really hope that everything is going to be okey during my treatmen. tnx again and hope your doing well Xx 

  • Hugs xx
Philleepa

I'm so glad it helped, that (and selfish reasons) was the reason I wrote it. I was so scared before treatment and I thought if I blogged it, it might help ladies going through treatment after me understand more clearly what it involves. 

The selfish reason was for me to put my feelings down and also talk to people who had been through it themselves x

Shell17

as daft as it sounds I decorated my living room and had a weekend break away before I started my treatment, I hated my living room so when I got my diagnosis and knew I would be spending a lot of time at home recovering I knew it had to be done so that’s what I did.  i also went on a weekend away with my Hubby and 2 sons to ensure we had a good blow out before I was to tired.  Definitely the best decision for me and my family at the time :) 

I also bought comfortable clothing for my chemo days and items of clothing that were quick to get out of for radiotherapy sessions, I stocked up on books and magazines along with updating my iPod.  All this helped on treatment days. 

Good luck with everything keep positive xx

March 2017 - Diagnosed CC stage 3B with lymph node 

June 2017 - Treament finished, 25 radiotheraphy, 5 chemo, 3 brachy.

Sep 2017 - 3 month scan cancer still there without change.

October 2017 - Became bladder incontinence.

January 2018 - Caner has gone!!

April 2018 - had urostomy surgery and gained a 'bag for life'

July 2018 - Cancer still gone!!  Began B12 and folic acid. 

mm047

Thank you shell, the weekend get away is good idea ;-) have a good weekend X 

  • Hugs xx
mm047

Hi ladies, 

At last i have the date on when my Chemorad start :-) its on 26 of march, and yes im very nervous about it, My Husband travel a lot for his work and i dont even want to let him travel During the whole period of my treatment . Im worried that what if i suffer with bad side effects as we all know that you can never predict  what its gonna be, and im alone at home. All those things are playing in my mind at the moment. Im really hoping that i can finish my treatment and No serious problem x X

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Shell17

Try not to worry about spread, I had my diagnosis March 21st and didn’t start treatment until May 16th with no spread.

I was lucky that my husbands employer supported us through my treatment so he didn’t have to do any over seas travel through the treatment period which was a god send as we have 2 young boys (2 and 5 years at the time). I was very lucky throughout my treatment and didn’t really have any major side effects, I got the occasional days of sickness and runs but mainly all I wanted to do was sleep after each treatment session (we had to travel 2 hours a day to the hospital)

try to keep positive, wishing you all the very best xxx

March 2017 - Diagnosed CC stage 3B with lymph node 

June 2017 - Treament finished, 25 radiotheraphy, 5 chemo, 3 brachy.

Sep 2017 - 3 month scan cancer still there without change.

October 2017 - Became bladder incontinence.

January 2018 - Caner has gone!!

April 2018 - had urostomy surgery and gained a 'bag for life'

July 2018 - Cancer still gone!!  Began B12 and folic acid. 

mm047

are u been driving everyday for your treatment? I know you said  all u want to do is sleep after treatment. but im not sure if u drive your self or your Husband did . Xx 

  • Hugs xx
Shell17

I drove myself the first week and then my husband and brother took me to all my other sessions, I could have continued to drive but I chose not to due to the length of my journey, some days I was more tired than others, there were days when I would sleep solid for a few hours and others when I wouldn’t sleep at all or just have a quick nap.  Until you start and get through the first week/2 you probably won’t see any difference in yourself or how you feel, it was after my second round of chemo and 7th radiotherapy I started to experience the fatigue and tummy issues.  Just take each day as it comes we’re all different, just listen to your body and it’s needs, you’ll soon be a master of trigger signs to what it needs xx

March 2017 - Diagnosed CC stage 3B with lymph node 

June 2017 - Treament finished, 25 radiotheraphy, 5 chemo, 3 brachy.

Sep 2017 - 3 month scan cancer still there without change.

October 2017 - Became bladder incontinence.

January 2018 - Caner has gone!!

April 2018 - had urostomy surgery and gained a 'bag for life'

July 2018 - Cancer still gone!!  Began B12 and folic acid. 

mm047

Hi ladies, 

I will be starting my chemorad on 26 of march, Just bit of my story, I was diagnosed with 2B Adenocarcinoma and they said did not see spread on MRI and No Spread on Pet scan result. which im happy about. So my concern was i went and do some shopping today and after bit walking i feel pain on my groin specially on my left groin and i can also feel a small lump. And I still have 2 weeks to wait before my treatment. every aches and pain im having i feel like its cancer. Pls give me some reassurance ladies, does anyone of u experience the same? I am praying that its not a spread im really pancking:-( X 

any message will be appreciated x

  • Hugs xx
Philleepa

Hi. It won't have spread by any significant amount since your last scan. Having cancer causes anxiety,  having anxiety causes pain to be enhanced so you will feel every twinge in your body whereas 6 months ago toy would've just ignored it. 

The treatment you are about to get us highly effective and although it won't be the best time in your life, you'll get through it and hopefully be back to normal very soon x

mm047

Thank you my Lovely, xxx

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