It’s been almost a month since my last post. A lot has happened. I don’t share a lot about my mobility struggles and difficulties leaving the house to go to the doctor, but thought you could use a small update.
I have had an abnormal pap smear and was then sent to a gynecologist. They wanted to do a biopsy and they were unable to get past the cervix. There was some abnormality to the feel and I was told there were too many ‘red flags’ and to expect cancer. I was then sent to a gynecological oncologist (gynecologist who is a cancer specialist).
He attempted the biopsy and found a cervical tumor which prevented him from taking a biopsy of the endometrium. When results came back, it confirmed I had cervical cancer. Next step is a PET scan next week. That will tell us what stage the cancer is, exactly how big it is and if it is contained in the uterus or has spread to outlying tissues. After that, a day surgery to put in a port to be used for chemo or radiation treatments, an exam to find out if the bladder or rectum is involved. Surgery might be indicated, but if it has spread and the surgery won’t take care of the problem, the doctor will opt for just radiation.
So, yes, I have cervical cancer, but next is to find out how far along it is and what the next step in treating it is. I have lots of prayer support and am strangely calm. I am choosing to believe I am blanketed in Grace and will wait to see what happens.
For those of you who are praying people, I wouldn’t mind you adding me to your list. I’ll keep you in formed.
And so the journey continues…