Well here it is......
13/04 - Diagnosed endometrial cancer - stage 1b grade 1
14/05 - radical hysterectomy - keyhole
19/05 readmitted to hospital with infected incision - given IV antibiotics then two courses of oral antibiotics then antibiotic cream - wound getting better but still infected
27/05 histology upgraded cancer from grade 1 to 3 but still stage 1b - not seen by my own consultant
27/05 given choice of further surgery to test lymph nodes or five weeks radical radiotherapy. 20% chance lymph nodes positive for cancer cells.
12/06 saw my own consultant for further discussion- still no decision.
1. Further keyhole surgery to remove lymph nodes. If test positive for cancer then five weeks radical external radiotherapy or if negative two or three sessions of internal radiotherapy.( less invasive and fewer side effects)
2, Go straight for five weeks radical radiotherapy.
I've gone over it time and time, a rock and a hard place. Taking into consideration problems with surgery. Also I am type 1 diabetic so skin is very sensitive and infects more easily, so external radiotherapy could cause problems.
Now what would you do? I know the final decision must be mine but any objective input would be much appreciated,