I was diagnosed with womb cancer in December 2009. I had a hysterectomy in January of 2010 followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The treatment was hard and a struggle to get through but I did it. I wanted to connect with other women going through the same cancer as myself, but I couldn’t find any so I turned to Facebook and eventually started the UK’s only dedicated womb cancer support group, Womb Cancer Support UK.
Helping and supporting other women going through womb cancer has helped me over the past three and a half years as I have struggled to cope with the after effects of my treatment. I have serious bowel and bladder problems from the radiotherapy, long term cognitive problems, fatigue, and I have been diagnosed with an epi-gastic hernia as well as lymphedema. On top of that I am still having to deal with the menopause issues caused by the hysterectomy.
Being there for the other women in the group gives me a reason to get up in the morning. Although at times I feel like giving up, I don’t and I won’t, because I am a survivor!
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