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sam w
trachelectomy tomorrow

Hi all,
I had my lymph nodes removed last Thursday and the results yesterday which show the nodes are clear :D
Everything seems to be happening a bit fast as I am going in to have a trachelectomy tomorrow. I know that I am lucky to be given this surgery option, but still seems quite scarey. I know that I need to take things one step at a time, just worried about what the future holds. Hope that this surgery will be sucessful for me as I have stage 1b2.
I am worried about the pain ect after the surgery also what the recovery period will be like. I'm still quite swollen and sore from the lymph node removal. Still I know I need to just bat on with things.
Just getting things off my chest seems to help!

Best wishes to all

Sam W x

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

Rachel

Hi Sam,

I know that I have already sent you a PM but just wanted to wish you all the best for tomorrow. I'm sure that you will be feeling nervous..things are happening quickly so there probably doesn't seem much time to think for a minute and take in all that is happening to you.

If you are in pain after your op then please let them know....there is loads of different pain relief available and you should not have to put up with too much pain when they can treat this for you.

Will be thinking of you and get back in touch when you feel up to it.

Love Rachel xx

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

kaz

Dear Sam good luck with your op!! take care love kaz xx

15 years cancer free,ive won my battle but not yet the war!!

Sarah x

Good luck for today - will be thinking of you.

Best Regards
Sarah x

tinar

Hope it all goes well today, Sam.

Take care, Love Tina x

Caro

Dear Sam
Good news re your lymph results. Hope the op went well and that you are back posting very soon.

Best wishes.

Caroline

Caroline

sam w

Dear all,
Thanks for you replies and warm wishes. I had my trachelectomy on Thursday and all seemed to go well. Feel a bit battered and bruised but very glad to be home, was getting no rest in hospital. I went for a morphine pump in the end as I passed out when they tried to do the epidural, upper body started to feel numb (aneasthetist asked me what's a Trachelectomy? Did not fill my with faith!). Pump managed my pain well, but eventually made me sick and was certainly having some strange thoughts!?Took about 5 attempt to get a canula in which was a bit grim.
Now home, tender with period type pains and soreness but otherwise doing ok. Very tired but that's to be expected. My tummy is very swollen, can't get anything on but baggy joggers/PJ's. Anyone know how long it takes for the swelling to go down? Also keep feeling sick/having hot flushes.
Am going back for histology results on 7/12 so fingers crossed.
So glad to have support and contact with all the people at Jo's.

Warm regards

Sam W x

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

Caro

Nice to have you back Sam. :) You were out quickly!

I found the swelling took some time to go down. I think this varies though . I had a few infections (one in the wound) so this may have been the reason it took longer for me.

Take it easy and let other people help you as much as possible.

Best wishes

Caroline

Caroline

kaz

Hiya sam welcome back, make the most of doing nothing it wont last forever you are bound to be sore for a while but it will all heal eventually, know what you mean about morphine i found out when i had my hyst that i was allergic to it kept pressing the button even when i wasnt in pain(just in case) felt great at first like i had been on the wine then hey presto was sick as a dog dizzy seeing pink elephants couldnt get out of bed for 2 days.stopped all pain relief and started to feel better straight away! get well soon take care love kaz xx

15 years cancer free,ive won my battle but not yet the war!!

Rachel

Hi Sam,

it's good to hear from you. You're out of hospital quickly aren't you. Make sure that you take it easy and rest as much as you are able to. Take all the offers of support and help that you may have.

I had a bit of a scatty experience with the morphine after my surgery as well!!

Keep in touch and will keep my fingers crossed for the 7th!

Take care,
Rachel xx

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

Lauren

Hi sam
Have not been on the board for a while but thought I would send my best wishes for your recovery.

I had a trachelectomy in Dec 2004 and experienced so much swelling in my tummy (they filled my tummy with gas to do the key hole sugery for lymph node removal) and my girly bits were totally unrecognisable. Like you I was crampy, tired and bruised! It took a good month or so to feel better physically and about 6 months to feel mentally strong. Like others have said take as much support as is offered.

Your quick escape from hospital is a good sign! Good Luck
Lauren x

Lauren x

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