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Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 23 Nov 2021 07:09

Sorry to read your news, Shirley, but so good to hear that you are being fast tracked for treatment.

I hope all goes well and I admire your 'get it sorted' attitude.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 Dec 2021 21:42

So had a CT scan last Tuesday and today got a call from the hospital

It confirms the cancer is contained in the womb and not spread

Consultant in Medway hospital has already been in contact with oncology and gynaecology surgeon at Maidstone hospital and today gave them the result

So now it’s now waiting for Maidstone to call me to get a pre op assessment done and hopefully a date for a full hysterectomy

They will biopsy it after removal to check was contained but may also remove some lymph nodes just to make sure

Whilst it’s still a blow it seems to be the best result in the circumstances.

Was told you did the right thing getting checked, many ladies ignore bleeds so condition gets too far advanced to treat successfully


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 3 Dec 2021 22:55

So good that you acted early in getting checked and now have every chance of having a successful outcome.
I hope you don't have to wait too long for your op.
It sounds as if your team are working together well and everything will soon be sorted.
Good luck.

Will be thinking of you.


maggiewinchester Report 3 Dec 2021 23:33

Well done for going early, Shirley, and well done the NHS!

Take care <3


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Dec 2021 23:40

Well done!

The NHS is working fast.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that they don't make you wait too long.

My cousin in Australia was one who did wait, unfortunately.


AnninGlos Report 4 Dec 2021 08:24

Well done Shirley, with others I hope the wait is not too long.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Dec 2021 07:31

Well results phoned to me on Friday and yesterday a call from Maidstone hospital to go next wed 15th for consultation with gynaecologist and a pre op assessment.

Seems it’s going to be pretty soon they get me in

How impressive is that


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 7 Dec 2021 09:11

So pleased for you that they seem to be really pushing forward with your care.

Sometimes the waiting is really worrying and if something needs doing, I think you would rather they just got on and sorted it.

Keep upbeat and look forward to brighter days post-op. very soon.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Dec 2021 09:18

Absolutely Gynn

They want to sort it whilst it’s still contained

Can’t fault all the NHS services over the fast tracking they have in place

Have said to family that to me it’s an alien in there and I want it out !

Hopefully will know next week when that will be ;-)


nameslessone Report 7 Dec 2021 10:31

Glad to hear things are underway.

Do they still make you self isolate for two weeks before any op?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Dec 2021 10:58

Don’t know on that one nameslessone

Did have too in April when the knee was done

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 7 Dec 2021 11:09

Not so many days, I've heard, but they do require a negative result PCR and then isolation before an op.
Any person in your household or driving you to the op.also has to isolate.

All this will become clear at your pre-op. assessment, as different hospitals may vary slightly.


Von Report 7 Dec 2021 11:12

Hoping all goes well with your op Shirley and wishing you a speedy recovery <3

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Dec 2021 12:04


I had to self isolate for three days before the recent day surgery for biopsies
Plus had to go for a covid test at the drive in facility at Medway hospital three days before

My granddaughter had to self isolate too for two weeks before the op on April

We most likely will have to do some self isolating this time too


nameslessone Report 7 Dec 2021 12:51

I didn’t know your driver also had to isolate. Hopefully I’ve got no ops in my future as I have no family member to drive me. Difficult to expect the friends who would have to do your shopping to isolate - or the taxi driver.


JoyBoroAngel Report 8 Dec 2021 22:00

Good luck Shirley... I hope your safe and well soon x

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 15 Dec 2021 22:20

Been to the hospital today for consultation with the oncology gynaecologist and pre op assessment

Typical me I have a rare carcinosarcoma but fortunately not spread

Am going in on 30th dec for full hysterectomy by keyhole surgery,they hope ,

If they can’t do it at the time then will be full surgical procedure

Will mean womb tubes ovaries and cervix removed and local lymph nodes injected with radioactive material to check if any cancer cells, if any found the nodes will be removed too

All organs removed will be biopsied too

The specialist said as it’s still contained it’s not expected any spread but mri and ct scans can’t detect any singlular cells only a full biopsy would find anything

If anything found then a new treatment plan wouid be put in place

Still staying positive :-)


ZZzzz Report 15 Dec 2021 22:56

Yes do please stay positive, my Aunt has just turned 78 and had a hysterectomy and chemo and is clear now. Healing hugs to you Shirley.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 15 Dec 2021 23:27

Thank you ZZzzz

At 84 there was no mention of my age .was just need to be well for surgery

My granddaughter came with me for the appointment and was able to sit in to the consultation and ask questions

The specialist was the top man and a professor who specialises in oncology gynaecology and was very very nice in explaining and answering questions

We were at the hospital for 4 plus hours and only have to go back three days before op for covid swabs

My granddaughter is a diamond, she works in banking and is still working from home because of covid but is a very busy manager in her field .
She stayed with me for 4 weeks when i had my knee replacement surgery in April and will take me in and collect me this time too. She said will stay with me again as long as I need , she lives locally to me

Am very lucky to have family who worry about me

My daughter lives too far away as does my grandson but we speak all the time


Florence61 Report 15 Dec 2021 23:48

Aw so glad Shirley things are moving swiftly and also your grandaughter is a real gem.

Will be thinking of you and hoping all goes well. You are also in good hands having a top man looking after the surgery.

Big hugs to you <3

Florence in the hebrides