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Week 2

Well I had my second cycle chemo yesterday.  I am a bit deflated as I was really ill all weekend with nausea and dizziness. They gave me tablets for the dizziness yesterday and I felt ok at chemo but this morning I'm feeling crap again. Trying to drink loads and have taken all my meds but hard to drink when you feel yukky! Just sitting waiting for meds to kick in so I can get on! 

I'm glad to be starting week 2 and feel generally I'm doing ok. Still driving myself and doing the housework but this constant queasiness is annoying. 

I know some people have had it  lot worse than me so sorry for the moan but I've still  long way to go and thought I'd last a bit longer before I started moaning!

Im also getting some pelvic pain and slight bleeding neither of which I had before treatment started. I will ask today if this is normal but did anyone else experience this?

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I don't have any advice about the pelvic pain and slight bleeding you are getting; my experience was a bit different to yours because my chmeo-radio was preceded by a radical hysterectomy.  Whilst it's good to try and keep going throughout treatment it's also important to listen to your body - this is a time to put yourself first as much as is reasonably possible - if resting helps you feel better then stop and take some time out where you can.  5-6 weeks of back to back chemo-radio is a lot for a body to go through so be kind to yourself. 


  • 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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