PebblesGurl's Journey with Cervical Cancer

Survivor: Cervical Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 27, Stage Recurrent

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    OBGYN

    Other Care

    I was 2 months pregnant when I was diagnosed with HPV- Cancer causing strand. It didnt click exactly what they had told me. My doctors were worried that I would not be able to carry my son full tern because I had active cancerous cells that could weaken my cervix. They watched me very close my entire pregnancy. In the end I was able to carry my son to full term.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with stage 1 of cervical cancer.

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Birth

    Celebration

    April 15, 2009 was the happiest day of my life because my son was born healthy 8 lbs 11 oz and 22 inches long

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Cryosurgery (cryotherapy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Everything went well. They way I understood it I was done with cancer.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    A year after I was cleared. I was rediagnosed with cervical cancer due to HPV- Cancer causing strand. That was when I realized I will be fighting cancer for the rest of my life. Just because they got rid of the cancer didnt mean they could get rid of the cancerous cells. A couple of months later my cervix was covered inside and out with cyst that would painfully burst when I moved. I didnt want to go to the doctors I just wanted to lay in bed and give up. Why would I want to live with this for the rest of my life. One minute I am in the clear then the next minute I am fighting cancer again. I would never wish this on my worst enemy. God is playing mind tricks on me. but my boyfriend wouldnt leave my side till I got it through my head that this life was worth fighting for.

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    I cant remember the name of the drug but it came in a series of shots over a 8 month period. It was something to help calm down my cyst if not get rid of them. I was in a lot of pain at that time so I dont remember everything during that time period.

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Every time they gave me those shots I was sick for a couple days afterwards. I hated getting these shots not only did they make me sick it hurt because they put it in my hip bone. but the cyst went away. I almost forgot I had change my birth control method because I had a IUD that allowed for the cyst to travel on the outside of my cervix which caused alot more pain.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    The cyst were gone and the cancerous cells had calmed down. I was told to do 6 month paps to make sure i was in the clear

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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I have been in the clear for a year now.

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  9. 9
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I thought my cancer was gone for good and celebrated that I successfully fought the cancer

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