Stage 1a cancer of the lining of the womb, which is pretty much the best result I could have asked for at my appointment today.

So we’re going to freeze some eggs for a potential future surrogate, and then I’m going to have what I think is called a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy, or an Ovariohysterectomy. I’m having my womb and my ovaries removed. Hello, early menopause!

At least we have a plan for that one. And my CT and MRI scans came back okay. Next we need the results from the capsule endoscopy looking at the cancer in my small bowel, or wherever it is. Hoping for similar results for that when they get in touch. I think the two departments are going to talk to each other so they know what they are each doing and can work together. I’m a bit of an unusual case, apparently, what with having these two problems at the same time and my colon removed previously.

It’s all rather relieving, and it feels weird that “you have stage 1a cancer” were words I was happy to hear today. But I’m feeling optimistic, if not a little tired, and I have a couple of lovely things to look forward to. I was so tense and scared this morning, and having to wait 35 minutes because the clinic is always running behind did not help. Still apprehensive, but we’re getting there slowly.