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Menopause hell

Hi everyone 

Its been now been 4 years  since been given the all clear of cervical cancer.

Im so happy im.still hear to tell the tale amd like many of you early menopause brought on by treatment.

Im.still suffering with every posdibl6e sympton i cant take hrt due to family history of breast cancer.

So am going through it naturally ive learnt to live with it but my vaginal dryness  is getting to me and i cany sreem to teach reach climax my partner thinks i dont fancy soeaking with  thr doctor  she reauures me its due to the menopsuse and side affects of brachy therapy  and long trestment of radiotherapy.

Its so frustrating  has anyone else experienced this and has mamage to somehow overcome it.

T i A



Lisa Collins



I'm only 5 months clear of treatment. The side effects are life changing. I am on hrt and it's saved my sanity somewhat. But I do have dryness and can't come. I've been trying to get a blood test to see if I can have testosterone cream. Woudk this help you? How about hormonal cream for your symptoms as I've read the useage is safer as it doesn't build up in your system. 

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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Have you tried any lubricants?  The best lube I've found so far is an oil based one used in combination with a water based one: https://www.yesyesyes.org/products/double-glide-organic-lubricants/


  • 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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