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When I first came into this forum just over 2 years ago I was looking for positive stories after being diagnosed stage 2b with lymph involvement, I just needed a little bit of hope to know that I could fight this visitor in my body. I had felt like my world was over if I didn't fight I just needed something, so I promised myself that I would aim for 2 years remission that was my goal and I would come back on here to give hope to whoever was looking for a positive outcome.
So after the initial shock of diagnosis an being told my treatment plan was chemotherapy, rads an braccy I put my fighting head on an got on with the battle. I was lucky enough to have a fantastic lady on this forum who was local to me message me to keep me going when things got tough, and I'm lucky enough to still have her by my side when I have bad days. I was lucky enough to be NED on my first MRI after treatment, there were scares with bleeding after sex and pain and excessive discharge, each time I would ask for another MRI an they would show that I was still NED and the paranoid thoughts would go back in a box till the next time, I had my last MRI at Xmas an it was still NED. I still suffer from late effects of the radiotherapy, and take lots of pain killers an bowel treatments whether it's to help me go or stopping me from going. I go through bottles of vaginal moisturizer as I use it every day and I can say it helps. For the menopause symptoms I take starflower an vitamin b6 an b12 which stop me being a raging mad woman towards the hubby, however it's a small price to still being NED. You will get aches an pains an everything will have u convinced that the visitor has returned but write it down an see if there is a pattern when it happens.
If u r about to start this mad crazy journey, there is light at the end of the tunnel there are positive stories and you will find endless support on these forums from lots of selfless warriors who understand exactly how you are feeling, u r not alone xx
Annual smears for 10 years
April 2016 Abnormal smear
May 2016 Colposcopy all clear
Jan 2017 small nodule found
Feb 2017 loop biopsy
Feb 2017 diagnosed CC
March 2017 stage 2b with lymph node involvement rads an chemo
Mar 30 17 start of treatment 25 radiotherapy/5 chemo/braccy
Aug 17 -NED
Jan 18 - MRI, pet CT scan - NED
Dec 18 - MRI, still NED