I began experiencing heavy bleeding early in 2017. I had PAP test done in May 2017 that came back Negative. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with Endometrial cancer in May after biopsy results.
I had numerous blood tests, internal/eternal ultrasounds, CT scans with contrast and a EKG.
I had Radical hysterectomy (robotic assisted laparoscopy) in June of 2017. Post-surgery I was deemed Cancer-free. I had Stage 1-A, Grade 3 and I Opted for vaginal Brachytherapy and completed three treatments in September of 2017.
Prior to being diagnosed, I knew I would either have a D&C, hysterectomy or cancer. I never got upset, cried, had anxiety attacks or loss of sleep.
The first time I cried was going to my last radiation treatment, I had accepted my fate.
Coming out of surgery, I had no pain and took no painkillers. I had no restrictions and took to steps, walked the day after surgery. I began my walking regime slowly and within the month post-operation, I was back to walking 4-6 miles per day.
So basically, I didn’t dwell on the monster inside of me, each subsequent day was like it was prior to surgery and I stayed positive. Something I got from my Mom when she was in for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma back in 1993.
So, yes, I’m out of the norm and had an experience I would do all over again ( better than going to the dentist) and was in total awe of modern medicine and procedures. It also helped that I loved every doctor I encountered. I wasn’t going to have cancer take over my life or being. Staying Strong, Positive, and looking to the Future.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.