I just wanted to share this with you all - just in case we have any readers who think they may be in danger of CO cancer developing.
I didn`t have any of the listed symptoms of OC Cancer, Firstly I had severe intence headaches. I have always been a migraine sufferer but these types of headaches were different. My GP first sent me to see a nuerologist who poo pooed me with a load of stuff calling them medication headaches that was caused by the pain killers I was taking for the headaches. At the time it made little sence to me, I stopped all medication for 3 months and it made no difference so it wasn`t medication headaches.
Around this time intercourse was sometimes painful, it was fine but then sometimes I`d jump with such an intence pain as though the penetration was hitting a tender spot. Then I started to have a sudden flood after intercourse, the blood loss was severe enough for hubby and I to take a shower.
This happened about three times, not every time which is what was confussing.
I told my GP " I put it down to the start of the menopause", but my blood test was normal and I was not in the menapause which suprised me because I was 52 yrs old. However, my doctor still referred me to see the consultant.
The consultant didn`t seem at all concerned, in fact I was kind of under the impression I was a time waster. I almost cancelled the appointment at the last minute. If it hadn`t been for hubby and a nagging best friend I may have done.
I had an internal scan and the room went from chatter and laughter to silence in a flash. The consultant then told me I wouold need a hysterectomy but I may have to be referred to addenbrookes, I knew then he suspected cancer. He asked me to stay at the hospital to see if he could arrange a CT scan that same day.
I did that and came home.
6 days later the city hospital called to tell me an appointment had been arranged for me at Addenbrookes hospital for the following day.
Then I knew what this meant.
The following day we made the long journey to Cambridge and here the consultant gave me the diganosis but I was NOT pprepared to hear the following. The cancer had spread all over the abdoman. I was admitted 2 days after this for a laporoscopy.
I woke up to be told I had had invasive surgary.
The story after that will be very much the same as the rest of you ladies so I won`t bore you with the details.
I just wanted ladies out there to be self aware and to in deed sweat what may seem to be only small stuff, it could save lives.
Love from Tina x