In August 2008 I was told I had cervical cancer the needed a type of hysterectomy that would cure me of this. In going for tests to see which of the four types would help they found a tumor. So instead of an easy solution it is now going to take surgery and radiation and chemotherapy. Holly cow is all I thought. Well into surgery I went, it went well. They took a lot of lymph nodes from my groin leaving me with lymphodema in both legs. Straight into menopause. Not the best out come but okay I thought. Little over four weeks later in to eight weeks of chemo every Tuesday and radiation every day. Lost all my hair not that it worried me it would grow back. Got a good report after it was all done. Four month later went back to work got the the three year mark feeling pretty good then went to my local gp to check on a mole on the top of my ear. Off it had to come, then Christmas eve got told I had a level four malignant melanoma and need more surgery to see what it was about so there goes working for a while. House payment in trouble again. Anyway had surgery they took more lump nodes from my neck so now have lymphodema of the neck. But a good out come has not spread that they could see. Now to get to the point of my story after all that my husband chooses now to leave.... I feel even though I have been through so much this hurts more. He has left me at my darkest hour and tells me he can not handle me since all the cancer is to stressful. I lost my best friend in january to cancer ,I just wont to sit in the corner and cry but have two children to look after. Why now?????
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.