A day I’ll never forget

September 12, 2018 - 23:35

Today I was told I have cancer. I’m 33 and I’m a single parent to my 14 year old daughter. I’ve always been fit, eat healthy most of the time, don’t smoke or drink. I had been back and forward to my gp for a year with irregular bleeding pain and a lump. I was never examined he just wrote off to the local gynacology department. It was only after a recent smear test with a different practice that I asked the lady to check the lump and she referred me to a colposcopy clinic.
The cancer on the cervix has spread to the vagina. I will be admitted to hospital tomorrow for scans to see has it spread any further. I’m absolutely gutted. I haven’t spoken to my daughter yet about it, I know I will have to but the thought of doing it breaks my heart. I fear I’m going to die. Why was I left so long?

September 17, 2018 - 13:38

Dear MG,

Thank you for your post. I am very sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. This must have been a great shock for you . You may find it helpful to speak to a nurse, we would be happy to talk to you about how you are feeling. You can call us on Freephone 1800 200 700, Monday to Friday 0900-1700.

Best wishes,

Cancer Nurse.