Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cancerversary: March 2019

Age at diagnosis: 41

Diagnosis: Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma

Stage of cancer: III

How my story begins: I went for a routine pap smear.

Life before my diagnosis: Life was normal.

How I felt after diagnosis: Lost. Broken. Confused. Angry. Fearful.

Telling my family and friends: I told them the same day. I absolutely needed the support and needed my village to help me fight.

My treatment: Chemotherapy. Radiation. Brachytherapy.

How I felt after treatment: Sick. Sick. Afraid.

What was most difficult for me: Brachytherapy ... losing my hair was also very difficult.

What I did to help myself: I kept hope alive. Expressed gratitude at every stage no after how rough.

My life after cancer: The curveball was five months after finishing treatment and getting back to a normal life my 18 year old son died suddenly in an accident.

Where I am today: Today I am absolutely amazing. I am well. I remain grateful for every experience and the strength to carry on.

What I want other women to know: This is not a death sentence!

How I will try to help others: I am a nurse by profession. I speak about my experiences and encourage everyone who will lend an ear.