I'm new here, beware my verbal diarrhoea is about to begin. In March this year my cancer was removed from my bladder in what I can only describe as the most traumatic experience of my life. I was 20 weeks pregnant at the time and fortunately they got it all out and bubs is fine. At the time, I treated the whole experience as 'It's just a word' but as time goes on and my next check up is approaching I've realised it's hard not to let it take over my life. Yes I am cancer free and I am so grateful. Yes my baby inside me has saved my life. I had no symptoms and it was only detected at my 8 week scan. What I struggle with now is the constant reminders that this cancer will probably come back, people wanting to know everything about my appointments and when and it's driving me nuts. I would have preferred this journey to be taken alone as although my family cares, I struggle with all the questions. It's like yet another reminder of the past. 2 months post surgery I feel like it's back already, I can't explain how but it's just a feeling. I really hope I'm wrong. My next check is July following the birth of my baby. How does everyone cope post cancer???
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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.