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So after not having a smear test in 10 years, after talking to my sister about it she kept on at me to phone up make an appointment she actually made me call and make one in front of her lol! After getting my smear in January I received a letter telling me it was abnormal and I had to go to the hospital for a coloscopy, I wasn’t to worried about this as a do know lots of peoples come back abnormal. However on 13th February, this was the day I found out I had Cervical Cancer, one of the worst days of my life. I was offered lletz treatment which I took that didn’t work, I was then booked in to have a larger part of my cervix removed for this i had to be put to sleep, again that didn’t work it was to far up. After numerous scans and appointments I had the staging done and was lucky to be at stage 1b which was better than I expected as they had been talking about a possible stage 2. now a know it’s not much of a difference but it made a big difference to me and my mind. I was offered a Hysterectomy which I declined as I wanted to use that as a last option, I opted for a 5 week course of Radiotherapy, started that on 3rd June, was the most horrible time of my life constantly tired and exhausted went from being a pure insomniac to sleeping for 13 hours and stuff the tiredness along with the worry has got to be the worst, I wasn’t in any pain the odd twinge and a sore tummy and back, but my immune system was that low I took every infection going throughout the treatment that was stressing me too incase it wasn’t helping me..however on the 5th July I I got some good news, cancer free. I’ve to go back every month for regular checks for the first 3 months then it will go to 6 monthly and so on. With smear tests every 6 months upping to every year. I know I’m not completely out the woods, I know there’s always a chance it can come back however I will never make the mistake of missing a smear test again in my life and that way I have a bit of reassurance if it ever does it will be caught in time! never ever miss a smear, it’s 2 minutes of your life and can save your life. if I had left it any longer then it could have been so much worse and I may well not have been here to tell this tale or watch my 3 kids grow up, throughout all this my kids have been rocks too me! Alicia who is also doing Pretty Mudder aswell has been a godsend and god love her she’s seen the worst of me throughout all of this. Robbie I take my hat off to, he’s like me doesn’t like talking about it but has helped in so many ways. And well Aston just needs to smile and it would lift my spirits! doing this is my way of giving a little back for my life and so my kids can see how grateful I am for my life. I’m now starting to feel a little better, trying to enjoy my life although I must say I never really let this stop me yes I had my off days and days I couldn’t get out of bed but I had my fun days aswell so I never let it stop me live my life that’s just me I’ve honestly got through the worst time of my life and nothing could top that and I’ve had some pretty rough times in life.. cannot stress enough if there is anyone that needs a smear test please get it booked and don’t miss it. #neverfearasmear #cervicalcancer #survivor #prettymudder #cancerresearch #raceforlife 💚💚