Hello, I am new at this and not sure what I am supposed to say.
Last March, I was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer and after many treatments and a hysterectomy I was declared clear. Then in May this year, my Oncologist informed me that the Cancer had returned in a more agressive manner. I am waiting to have a PET scan to determine if it is operable or not, if it is, then I will have to have my bladder, bowel and vagina removed, this I am not thrilled about, if not then I have a twelve month life expectancy, I am not thrilled about that either.
I am 63 years of age and have a wonderful husband, five children and 10 grandchildren (rangeing in age from 21 years to 2 years). I am not scared of dying, I am more worried about those I will leave behind and I am not making any decisions until I have the PET scan. It just seems vary difficult to talk to people about the Cancer, I don't know how much to tell them. I don't want them to feel any different towards me than they did when I was Cancer free and healthy.
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.