🎀 Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
🎀 I wanted to do this post a lot earlier this month but if I'm completely honest, the memories are more painful than I'd like to admit, but that's okay, right?
🎀 Of all the Gynecological Cancers I'd heard of, Vulval Cancer was definitely off my radar when I realised they were concerned about the lump.
🎀I'd had 3 different cancers before,so I was vigilant of ANY changes but maybe a bit naive in thinking they could just cut it off couldn't they?!
🎀Wrong. The biopsy itself was one of the most painful things iv ever been through,I was drinking Oramorph like it was water,I just wanted the pain to stop. After confirming Squamous Cell Carcinoma,I was booked in for surgery,always a longer process for me personally as I already have several different health issues.
🎀 After coming round in ICU, I was so glad to see the doctor, she did an amazing job and got great margins, we'd already had a discussion about possibly having Radiotherapy because of where the tumour was and size (6cm) to see if they could zap the teeny tiny cells that were left over
🎀 12 weeks later,I had Radiotherapy at Christies, I found that harder than ANYTHING iv ever had to endure,I can only describe it like sitting on a barbecue for 25 days in a row...not pleasant.
🎀But it worked, like a dream and I'm here, because of those doctors and nurses. Don't put it off,they are specifically trained in that area and want to help. This is my story and if it helps someone else, i'll tell it all day!
Everyday I have issues because of this treatment but I think myself lucky a million times over!!
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