Hello lovelies! I wanted to sit down and have a catch up with you - I've posted plenty over the last few months, but there will always be things I don't share - one thing in particular I wasn't going to but a message from a friend today has made me have a change of heart.
I started a part time job in June - before I began I thought it would be a good idea to go and have a few things sorted that I had been putting off like visits to the dentist and doctors. I did both, all went well and I thought nothing of it until a letter arrived.
My smear results came back abnormal..........follow up visits to the hospital with a specialist resulted in me finding out I had early stage cancer cells in my cervical "canal". Gobsmacked. And extremely relieved due to the fact that it had been caught early and was only on the outer tissue layer and had not spread.
After a couple of treatments that included tissue removal I was given the all clear in September. Phew! I choose to keep the results and my hospital treatments to myself apart from Mr H of course, two family members and my boss due to the fact I needed to take time off work. I'm not good with sharing info like this and have always preferred the "Keep calm and carry on" approach. I'm the same way with most things. I have ups and downs like everyone - I just tend to "suck it up" and keep going. A not entirely healthy option I'm sure.
After I was given the all clear - I did casually mention it to a couple of friends. One of them sent me a message today saying she went for her smear after I told her and has found out she has abnormal cells and is about to start going through the motions of removal and further tests. She was grateful I had told her, as it made her pick up the phone and make a very overdue appointment.
So beautiful ladies. Early detection is key! I am so grateful it was found early and that I will be around for my children. I hate going to the Doctors for "Lady Checkups" but the alternative is much worse.
We need to look after ourselves first so we can be around to look after those we love.