My story in a nutshell
diagnosed 22nd Jan 2019 stage 2b early advanced squamous cell carcinoma
28 external beam radiotherapy, 6 cisplatin chemotherapy and 3 brachytherapy.
Pretty lucky that I had hardly any side effects during treatment. 3 month PET/CT and MRI scans very positive showing only residual tumour with no concerns in July.
(returned to work 2 weeks after final brachytherapy)
3 weeks ago I started on Evorel Conti HRT...now suffering from tummy cramps, diarrhoea and shooting pains in abdomen. Will persevere as have noticed it’s helping my joints.
Being a model student using dilator 3 times a week. Not the most enjoyable experience but necessary.
all in all coping well, hate the dryness if you know what I mean it’s more noticeable but hoping HRT will help with this,
just wondering how everybody else is/was at this stage..
next MRI due early October
keep smiling everyone xx
Ive had surgery for womb cancer but wanted to share my dryness solutions, in the hope that they can help, I have a moisturiser called hyalo femme which comes with an applicator to get it right to the top and it lasts a few days and makes things more comfortable. I've also got sylk for general use but it doesn't last as long. I'm two years after my op now and I don't need to use them as often as I used to, so hopefully things get better in time for you too.
edit - you can get HRT in some different forms, if you have patches you could ask to try the gel, if it's suitable for you.
lots of love
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