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Hi it was this day last week I found out that I have cervical cancer and it is this Wednesday that I find out what stage I am 3 or 4 and what plan we will be setting in place where appointments are concerned but

I am really scared to find out and I know this week will be tough but I just wanna know if anyone has some advice on how to handle it I am trying to stay strong and positive but finding it difficult this morning 

Thank u so much 

Jo xx

  • Morning  

    One of the hardest times in all of this is waiting for more information and a plan of action, but most of us really do feel calmer once we have this and know what we’re facing. 

    For me, I tried very hard to stay in the moment and keep calm. I used mindfulness and meditation apps on my phone, which were free, but made you concentrate and relax. One called Headspace was a good one-it helps to make you focus and calms you. You can’t change whatever your results are, but for now it’s about focusing on what the actual facts are and taking things a day at a time, an hour at a time, whatever you need to do to get through. I listened to calming sounds apps to help me get off to sleep. 

    It’s ok not to feel positive all the time, and it’s ok not to feel strong all the time. Allow yourself to cry if you need to, and accept that you are dealing with something that can feel overwhelming. When I was first diagnosed, cancer was on my mind all the time, from the moment I woke up in the morning and it never went away. Initially that was because I didn’t know what was going to happen and I was scared. That got easier as time went on.

    You’ve had the main piece of big and scary news-you have had your diagnosis. So this is going to be how they plan to tackle it, and there will be a plan! Trust in your doctors to be making the best plan for you as an individual to give you the best chance, and don’t beat yourself up for having a wobble, or indeed many wobbles! 

    Sarah xx

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  • Thank you so much Sarah really needed to hear this morning xx