I have been to Sahlgrenska University hospital for a magnet chest x-ray and a genecologist check up/control with my doctor today.
I couldn’t sleep well last night, I was afraid I would oversleep. I woke up every other hour, I felt very unconfortable. I get up before 6:00 AM and prepared myself and ate an early breakfast. The taxi would pick me up at 7:25 but I was already prepared at 7. The taxi came on time and started our travel right away and reached Sahlgrenska around 10:00, was scheduled for the magnet x-ray at 11:00 but I guess I was called already 10 minutes before. I was given a locker for my things and changed to hospital suit. I was put in a CT scanner for about half an hour.
|The machine was something like this but I guess
this is a new model
I went thereafter to the restaurant and ate my lunch alone.
At 1:30 PM I went to the oncological ward to have an after control with one of my doctors. I’ve waited until he came to call me at 2 and finished with the examination routine control at 3:30. I finally find out the stage of my cancer which had been a puzzle to me since I never asked about it earlier…
It is stage 2B which means more than 4 cm and it has spread to the upper part of the vagina and on the right side even near to the urinary tracts (refer to cancer stages below).
Waiting now for my friend for a meeting before I go home. Hope she’ll be here soon.
Finally home around 8:00 PM.
Cervical Cancer Stages
The stage of cervical cancer refers to the extent to which it has spread. Stage 0 means that the cancer cells are found on the surface of the cervix, and stage I means the cancer is localized to the cervix. Spread to the upper part of the vagina signals a stage II cancer. Stage III tumors extent to the lower vagina, and in Stage IV, the tumor has spread to the bladder or rectum, or to distant sites in the body.