Hi Friends, I need you, because Iam very Scared!

By Jlynn Latest Reply 2010-02-25 11:21:31 -0600
Started 2010-01-14 11:04:23 -0600

HI, I havent been on in a long while,its good to come back and see that I have all of you "Friends"and requests for more great friends!!
I need you all now.
I just was told by my doctor on Monday that a second set of lab tests we did came back to show early signs of cervical cancer.
I havent been feeling well for the better part of, well all last year or more..My sugars stay high at times,and I had just linked that to stress..and my neropathy has its days, lol ..sometimes its best when standing near me to have your safety gear on including,helmet..because you never know when my hands will go numb and whatever I was holding goes flying at you.( I had my boyfriend sign a paper releasing me from being liable, just in case,lol)
Well, I lost my thought, as usually…IM SCARED,
I go back on the 20th, I suppose then I will know what is what, I hope…
I wonder too how the diabetes will effect the treatment of cancer, etc.
I looked on the web, but rather hear someone with first hand experience..
You all have a Happy New Year, and thank you for being MY Friend

31 replies

Jlynn 2010-02-25 00:35:35 -0600 Report

Hi to update I had the LEEP procedure done 2 wks ago and im told that when Iam healed i will have another pap and find out ..well more thaks for being here for me like always@!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-25 11:21:31 -0600 Report

Thank you for the update, Jlynn!! We all pray for your full, speedy recovery. I was diabetic when they found my malignant kidney, like I said above, last Sept. it was removed, and so far so good. I was not able to take my diabetic meds for several days afterward the surgery, and also after the MRI's and another cat scan (still don't know how that one turned out—and I have called—-been one week—-)as diabetic meds are hard on kidneys. In the hospital, they would check my BS and even tho they got up to 200, they had something reserved for me if they went higher, but it was never given. When I came home I didn't notice much difference in my BS—-

I still have one kidney and diabetis, but seem to have had no more signs of the cancer, and my one kidney is working great! But it (kidney) had to PROVE itself to ME, before I could relax, but it was an evolving situation—-then the fear faded—-

Hope my story helps relieve some of your stress. Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Pat R

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-04 23:39:21 -0600 Report

So sorry, Jlynn, about your recent diagnosis, but as has been posted, it is being caught in the early stages, so it seems that it can be dealt with maybe even without chemo/radiation. Those first few days one can be numb, then frantic—-so much info to absorb!

As for my personal experience, it has been with kidney cancer, removed on Sept 15, 2009, and no sign or problem since!! I get a checkup tomorrow, but mostly for my DIABETIS!! haha—I have been diabetic for 3 years, and have no idea when the cancer started as it had already eaten my kidney, and was 101/2 in long and 41/2 in wide, and I HAD NO CLUE!! No blood in the urine or anything, a vague pain in the left side and groin, off and on for a long time, but you know how it goes with "aches and pains"!

They said no chemo or rad, would work on that type of cancer, so I am trusting in God to help keep me going—-and the friends here on this site, do help and support me, something that I have NEVER FELT before, so surely I will be OK, If not, I KNOW that I have fought a great battle , and in MY eyes, I have won!! Best of Luck and Prayers in your own situation!! PAT R

Janney 2010-02-04 22:40:57 -0600 Report

Hi, I know it is scarry but there are procedures that can get rid of it if caught in the early stages. A very close friend of mine had cervical cancer so did her mother and sister but it was caught in time and now they are cancer free. My friend still has to recheck at least once a year but there is no sign of cancer now. Our prayers are with you, just hang in there and stay strong…hugs.

Preacher1 2010-02-02 10:53:07 -0600 Report

Jeri you are in my prayers as well. God is in control even though we don't always feel like He is. He was in control even as they drove the nails in His Son's hands. He is holding you in His hands now. Don

justgeo1 2010-01-16 19:19:31 -0600 Report

I just finished treatment for thyroid cancer, and had my thyroid completely removed as well as one lobe of my parathyroid, and a large mass on the right side of my neck. After the surgery I was given a dose of RadioActive Iodine to clean up any remaining thyroid tissue and hopefully solve the problem. I was told it was a stage 4 cancer, but I'm not going to give up… I'm going to beat this the same way I took on diabetes! Head first, full speed ahead! I hope you can do the same, and I'm praying for ya! :)

salmanda 2010-01-16 19:22:50 -0600 Report

Great attitude! It's the only way to look at it and stay sane. If you get down and all worried, it will just make you crazy. I had a good friend who had thyroid cancer, had it removed, and is cancer free for several years now.
Good luck to you!
Sal :)

glucafect 2010-01-17 15:19:24 -0600 Report

I would be pleased to introduce you to my friend Robin. She was told she had thyroid cancer. She had her thyroid removed and is recovering quickly. Diet is very important, she has some really great ideas.

cc9 2010-01-15 03:23:43 -0600 Report

am sorry to hear about your news. the great thing is your doc found out early and treatments have progressed so much now.
my mum had uterine cancer. lucky for her it was diagnosed relatively early and she is doing well. i dont think she had chemo at all. i will send you healing thoughts when i meditate. visualisation has been known to help. good luck and keep us posted.

KarenH 2010-01-15 01:10:13 -0600 Report

I am so sorry to hear about your lab results for cervical cancer but thank God it is in the beginning stage. I personally know how hard it is to hear the word "Cancer" having had uterine cancer in 1995. I did have to have a hysterectomy but no other treatments and have been fine ever since. The cancer was before I was diagnosed with diabetes so I'm not sure what kind of effect there is. I am wishing you all the best in your recovery and you will be in my prayers…Karen

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-14 23:25:30 -0600 Report

I'm sorry to hear that you are going through all of this. Cancer is a scary word and I cannot imagine having it. Two of my sisters have had cervical cancer, one had if frozen and scraped, the other one had to have surgery and all they did was go through the belly button, which was great for her - no scars. I also know this lady who has had diabetes since she was born and she just got done with chemo this fall, she had cancer on the liver. She said it was difficult keeping diabetes under great control, but she managed with a few adjustments. She is cancer free and better than ever…anyway I hope this encourages you a little. I imagine you must be scared. Try to relax and meditate a little, that may help with the stress from causing your blood sugars to raise - or as I said in another post, watch a comedy, laughter is the best medicine. The best of luck to you Jeri, I will keep you in my prayers every night.

2sweet2eat 2010-01-14 18:54:24 -0600 Report

I am sorry to read about your results. I will say a prayer for you and your family.God will hold you close.Keep us posted.God bless.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-14 17:54:56 -0600 Report

Hi sorry that your going thru all of this Jlynn, I will keep you in my prayers daily, and hopes that you feel better soon. Thats what all your friends are here on this site for we are all in this together and holding hands with you long distance. Please keep all of us informed of any progress!

Libra1969 2010-01-14 16:46:46 -0600 Report

Hi Jeri, honey you wouldn't be human if you weren't scared, but just know that there are many people that are praying for you and trust in yourself and your god to get you through. Hugs!!

butche1 2010-01-14 17:04:40 -0600 Report

Yeah it pretty scary at first but get informed on your condition my wife and I are both diabetics and she is disabled I am her caregiver oh she get around on her own with cane and power chair were both in our 60s so it not easy we both were diagnoised in 1988 so hang in there the more you know your condition the easier it going to be.

salmanda 2010-01-14 16:32:52 -0600 Report

Hi Jeri,
You are in my thoughts and prayers…I hope everything goes as well as it can as you work through this difficult time.
I had a friend who had cervical cancer years and years ago, and she has been in remission ever since. I believe she only had to have a complete hysterectomy.

caragypsy 2010-01-14 12:56:06 -0600 Report

Jeri my friend, I am so sorry you are so scared I would be scared too. Just remenber that there are a LOT of prayer's going up for you. God Bless Cara

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-14 12:45:50 -0600 Report

Hi Jeri, I know you are scared, but they showed early signs, right!…I have had many friends and family members who have gone through all kinds of different cancers, and are now cancer free, and doing fine! None of whom had diabetes, that, I know of anyway, so I don't have anything to offer there with regard to treatment…My husband had throat cancer, and was diagnosed as 4D; he went through all the treatments, had surgery afterwards, and he is now cancer free, and doing great. And, he is not a young man…My family and I will certainly keep you in our prayers…You hang in there, and stay positive! You have a prayer line going here with all of your friends on this site…God bless you and keep you strong through this…Your friend, Sue

Harlen 2010-01-14 12:04:29 -0600 Report

I know some frends that have had it and they had treatment and are doing well now
and I would call every day two three times the soner you get started the better it will be and that I know for a fact
Best wishes and prayers

P2putt 2010-01-14 11:46:07 -0600 Report

I am so very sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. I wish I could offer you some medical reassurance.My wife and I will surely keep you in our prayers.May the Lord Bless you and Keep you in the palms of His hands. God be with you. Pete/P2putt

ccneil19571962 2010-01-14 11:20:04 -0600 Report

To Anyone out there! Listen up cervical cancer aint all they say it is. I am 52 years old i surivired breast cancer and alot of other things.I am a diabetic, hiv+,copd,serve depression,panic attacks,sleep apenda,affective skyo disorder bad back swollen legs and feet.God only gives you what you can handle, if you need a freind talk to me ,im always home email me at june301999@yahoo.com small

kdroberts 2010-01-14 11:13:19 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear that but the 20th seems an awfully long time to wait if they suspect cancer. I would call the doctor a couple of times a day to see if you can get in on a cancellation, you may even be able to be seen today or tomorrow and get all your questions answered without having to anxiously wait.

I have no personal experience but your diabetes shouldn't affect any cancer treatments but the cancer treatment may hugely affect your diabetes.