ow things ramped up quickly ....my surgery is this coming Tuesday had my preop on the Thursday just gone was not expecting this so soon. I went to my first appt last Monday they told me it (the total hysterectomy and Sentinel node biopsy) would happen within 2-3 weeks. So I felt like I would have some time to prepare the following day I got a call to say I was booked for following Tuesday and my preop on the Thursday. Took it of course and its been such a whirlwind full of anxiety and up and down emotions (my poor husband ☹️ ). I am really scared it has been a gradual realisation that the diagnosis of cancer is a looooooooooong drawn out process and really the surgery is actually part of the diagnostic process (if your lucky it can be the treatment and end there) its just harvesting all the cancer ridden tissue/organs so they can send it to pathology (this can take up to 2-3 weeks!!!!) where it is determined the type and grade of your cancer and THEN they will decide the treatment based on that. I ve been lucky I know that my process has been accelerated due to persistence circumstance and timing. All I know is the surgery cannot come too soon for me I want it gone I have started to feel really unwell in these last couple of weeks tired drained and achey. I have been having to have big sleeps in the day. Any way another major milestone is looming a particularly horrific one for me as I have major anxiety around surgery of any kind (due to a previous bad experience). All I want to say is that my cancer treating team have been so helpful to me they have been kind and understanding and supportive when I have felt out of control and anxious. My husband and family have been really supportive too. I know it has not come easy to my partner but he has stepped up and I dont feel like I have to divorce him now (joke of course humour really helps me to cope) 😂 😁 I have been exercising when I can nothing too crazy lots of walking and youtube exercise (such a great resource for exercise, yoga, meditation, sleep music) So thats the update I hope everyone else is doing ok Sending good vibes to everyone thanks for reading it helps to get it out Keep Safe! 👋 ❤️
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