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    bullet27 posted an update

    Thank you everyone for your responses, it helps so much to know I am not alone.

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      There are lots of great people on the site ready to help. Just ask on the questions page and you will get tons of help.

      Thanks for being here with us.

      Greg P
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      over 8 years ago
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    bullet27 asked a questionCervical Cancer

    I don't know what to expect next, I am hoping for a hysterectomy so alleviate further concerns. Any advice?

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    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      This period of total uncertainty, after initial diagnosis, is the worst. I suspect that not knowing anything about what to expect is worse than knowing the worst. I agree that you should take another person with you to all your appointments, and bring a notebook for one of you to write things down.

      In the meantime, as questions/concerns come to you, write them down in the notebook and try to set them aside mentally. Bring your list of questions/concerns with you to your appointment and make sure they are all addressed.

      over 8 years ago
    • Sugarshine's Avatar

      Everyone here has given you the best advice possible, I just want to make sure you pick up on the most important part. Take this time to formulate questions, write them down and bring them with you. When they start giving you information a lot of times what you want to know goes right out the window. Could be from good news, could be not so good. I had my questions written and the Doctor told me all my tumors had shrunk , when I got home all I had written was " the tumors have shrunk !!!" Luckily my son was with me and remembered all the new aspects of my treatment and could tell me again lol. I am a year post diagnosis and I am still scared. I have great days and not so great days. Going to start big boy chemo the 17 th and am very excited about that. The Gemzar stopped working and the clinical trial fell through, filled up just as I was recommended for it. Have been off treatment for 3 weeks which is more scary to me than treatment. This forum is what helps me work through the fear and depression so welcome and I hope you feel as at home here as I have. Good luck on your journey.

      over 8 years ago
    • Pappenstance's Avatar

      I don't think I can add much to the great advice already given. This waiting period was, for me, the hardest part. My Ob/Gyn who'd found the cancer told me the day of diagnosis that he would recommend a total hysterectomy. But once I saw two separate gynecologist oncologists two weeks later, we realized a hysterectomy wouldn't be the way to go and would actually hinder my treatment. Everybody's experience is different, but I would urge you to somehow be patient until at least getting your biopsy results. Taking my dog for walks in the park did wonders to get my mind off of the diagnosis, if even just for an hour. :) Good luck to you!

      over 8 years ago
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