April 18, 2005
I was complaining to my GYN for over a year about excessive bleeding during my menstrual and pain during sex. He did my pap smear and ultrasound but nothing more. I felt there could be more done so I found another doctor, who diagnosed me within 6 months of seeing her. I was diagnosed with the 3rd stage of cervical cancer on August 14, 2002 at the age of 27. I had no children. My oncologist thought my best option was to have a hysterectomy. I cried my heart out because I knew I wanted to have children in the future, but I also wanted to live a long life. On October 1, 2002 I had my surgery. It was a long, painful journey afterwards, both physically and emotionally, but with lots of prayer I was able to make it through. I still second guess my decision. I believe EVERYTHING, as sad as it may seem, happens for a reason. I still yearn to have children, but I thank God for sparing my life. Here I am now 2 years and 8 months cancer free. Please ladies value your bodies and get as many opinions as possible and do your research. God bless!!