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sam w
New to Jo's

Hello All,
Having recently been diagnosed with stage b1 adenocarcinoma cc I am really happy to have discovered Jo's. In the past few weeks I have been scaring myself silly looking at various web-sites and it so reassuring to be able to read experiences from women going through the same thing. I am due to have my lymph nodes removed next week and then either a radical tracelectmy or hysterectomy the following week if the nodes are clear. As I have no children yet (am 33) I would love to keep my fertility but my tumor is large 4cm so want to have whatever is going to get me to the 5 year mark!
Does not really feel like this is happening to me, especially hard as I came out of an 11 year relationship just a few months ago. I have a family who can't really talk or even say the dreaded C word, but am lucky to have some great friends. Still feel quite isolated though. Bit of a conversation stopper isn't it?!


Diagnosed 1b2 10/05 Lymph nodes removed, radical trachelectomy-all clear. Recurrence 5/06, chemo radiation, persistant disease, chemo starts 8/5/07


Hi Sam,

a very big welcome to Jo's. You will find lots of supportive people here who will understand lots of what you are going through.

I'm really sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis....it comes as such an awful shock doesn't it. I was diagnosed with stage 1b on 22nd Dec 2004 and still sometimes it doesn't seem real to me either even after a few months.

In Feb, I had a radical hysterectomy including removal of lymph nodes, and then had further surgery in July to remove the remaining ovary. I'm 36 years old. If you want to ask any questions about how I have found my experience so far then please send me a Personal Message anytime. I don't mind any questions at all if this would be of any help to you.

Yes having cancer does sometimes become a conversation stopper for people doesn't it?! :evil: I still find that now sometimes and I don't think people can truly understand how you feel unless they have been through similar themselves.

Sam, please don't feel isolated by this because there are lots of great ladies on here who will be supportive of you and be understanding.

Keep in touch.

Love Rachel xx

Radical Hysterectomy, Lymphadectomy and ovary removed in Feb 2005 following cancer diagnosis. Further surgery in July 2005 to remove remaining ovary.


Hi Sam A BIG welcome to Jo's (the sanity saver)

Don't feel isolated now you've found us, this is a great place with great people who can support you because they know where you're coming from......I've only started to except this is happening to me and I'm six months into recovery.

Never think something may seem to way off to mention to us on here either, you'll be amazed at what we know, at one time or another we were the ones asking the "daft questions"

Good luck for next week,come back and let us know how it goesxxxxx

Survivor of 1b1 cervical cancer, Radical Hysterectomy 13th April 2005

Ten years and counting :D


Sue M

Hi Sam

Welcome - you will find alot of support here from women who know exactly how you feel. Just want to wish you luck for this week. s

Sue xxx


Hello Sam,

Just want to wish you well for your lymph node surgery tomorrow. Positive vibes for them coming back clean and that you can have the least possible invasive treatment.

Please let us know the outcome when you can.


1b2 CC, pos lymph nodes. Aborted rad hyst, Lymphectomy, BSO, Chem/rads, Brachy, Recurrance, Total pelvic exenteration, Intestinal failure due to radiation damage, Small bowel removal, re-fashioning of stoma, electrolyte imbalance from malabsorbtion.