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I've been recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma Stage 1b1 Cervical Cancer and currently booked in for a Radical Hysterectomy (incl Ovaries) and Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection. I appreciate this is really not going to be a pleasant operation, especially being plummeted into Surgical Menopause at 38, but the thing that worries me is also the potential risk of Lymphedema, as a bit of playing around with HRT will hopefully solve my hormones over time, but Lymphedema could effect what I enjoy doing in life, for life!
I'm very active and hike every weekend, holidays are alway active and either hiking/skiing and I also do weights and HiiT classes regularly. I've even got a hiking holiday booked for end of May which I'm guessing might be a bit presumptuous now. So, even though they said there is no preventative measure for Lymphedema and you either get it or don't, I'm trying to focus on something and give myself a plan until my operation (which seems an ageeeee away) which is currently re improving my Lymphatic System/Lymph Node Drainage with any idea I can get my hands on - currently consists of Yoga, Body Brushing, Rebounder, Herbal Teas (Red Clover/Echinacea seem to come up at the minute) and deep breathing exercises. Just thinking that surely giving anything a go is worth it - it can't do any harm so why not!
I'm just wondering if anyone has any idea they can add of things they did or just general advice??? It would be really appreciated and nice to hear from people in the same position or with some experience.
I do feel they're being very agressive and did ask if the Ovaries/all my Pelvic Lymph Nodes were necessary but they seemed to think it was the way forward. I suppose I just felt that way as originally I was told I'd be having a Cone Biopsy as treatment and then found out something very different!
Thanks, Moomin :0)
September 2020: Smear
October 2020: Lletz procedure
December 2020: Dignosed adenocarcinoma Stage 1b1?
December 2020: MRI booked 30th - results show no sign of spread
February 2021: Radical Hysterectomy (incl Ovaries) and Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection