How my story begins: I had abnormal bleeding after sports sometimes - really, really light but enough to go see my doctor. I told him my situation and he did not check. He sent me to a gynecologist that never called me. Some months later, I woke up bleeding a lot (no pain) so I went to the emergency hospital. They saw a type of polyp and sent me back home to come back the next day for a biopsy! One week later, when I was about to go on vacation, they called me to tell me I have cervical cancer.
How I felt after diagnosis: I couldn't believe it even if I have a doubt..I go in vacation change my mind until they call me for my MRI. Inwas probably on nerve because I was feeling hype but focus and positive. My body was cover of ezcema because of stress but I was positive.
Telling my family and friends: It was the hardest part...I usually am in control of my emotions, but not then at all. You know when people look at you like it is the last time?? I had to convince some people that everything will be alright, even if at that moment I didn't know a lot about my cancer.
My treatment: Good news! No radiation or chemotherapy needed! I feel so lucky. They suggested to me a trachelectomy (remove cervix plus some tissues around) by laparoscopy. It was the best surgery option to keep my fertility. I had my surgery on May 10, 2016
What was most difficult for me: Telling my family and friends, staying home after surgery, cramps, and I was emotional. I also had eczema all over my body as a symptom of stress after diagnosis.
What I did to help myself: Talk about it with positivity...Keep laughing and smiling.
Where I am today: I see my oncologist every 3 months.
What I want other women to know: There are not always symptoms..i was just lucky that my tumor started bleeding more to give me a sign! Check yourself please.
How I will try to help others: By telling my story, talking about prevention and being a Cervivor