Cervical Cancer Survivor
I wish my story was a little prettier but cancer is ugly.. so the show must go on. I had pain in my low stomach for months... so bad I would cry and cry and cry all day long. We went to visit my mother in law in Florida and I had on a pair of white jeans... DONT JUDGE ME :) And when I stood up from dinner I felt faint and all of a sudden my white jeans were red. My husband ushered me out of the restaurant. I went home and changed but I was so weak. I had always had heavy menstral flow and so I didnt worry. Over the months, the pain worsened. My doctor wanted to ride it out to see what happened... Then we did the tests*At my insistance by the way* Then the two words I will never forget... Cervical Cancer... I know more was said but I cannot remember. I remember waking up April 16th, 2007 after a total hysterectomy at 32! My doctor looked sad and puzzled at the same time... he said " We had a double whammy Sher... cervical AND ovarian cancer... we got it all" I have two beautiful children but coming from an Italian family I wanted more children and cancer took that from me. There are days I still get sad that I will never know the blessing of having another child of my own... but I am alive and my only wish is that the next generation of women in my family catch it ahead of time to save their uterus. My Grandmother,mother and younger sister all had total hysterectomies at an early age... Cancer robs people of their decisions and that pisses me off. We have to be persistent with our doctors and stay in charge!