How to follow


If you want a reminder to pop up when there is a new post here – you can select ‘follow’


See bottom right of the image above. It will open up and just ask for your email address, and you will get updates.

Don’t do it on this page – go back to the main homepage of the blog (just click on Kath’s cervical cancer blog at the top) and then ‘follow’.


8 Responses to “How to follow”

  1. Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Katherine, I have just heard from Rhoda that you are about to have an operationa and have read your amazingly informative diary. Medicine has made such huge advances and to know that they were able to catch your cancer so early must be fantastically comforting I read that you are going through a huge amount of emotions both chemically and bodily induced bur try to , keep thinking of those little embrios waiting to be implanted . Weare sending you all our good wishes for the operation. You are a great have shared so honestly all that has happened to you. Love and good luck Hilda

  2. Jano Ricker February 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Hi Catherine Jano here from America. Talked to cousin Yvonne today and she told me you were having surgery tomorrow and sent me your blog. I just wanted to say I will say a prayer for you and hope all goes well. Stay positive it is the key to LIFE. Even when things are not good put yourself in positive places mentally and physically and think about that nice glass of wine you are going to enjoy or two when you are feeling better. I will be thinking of you.

  3. kathclear February 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Thanks Hilda and Jano.

    I’m very positive, and thankful that I have been given the chance to treat this early and effectively. Fingers crossed this is all the start of end of things, and I can get on with the rest of life – although I think I’ll always look at life differently from here on.

    Updates will be on this blog, so keep in touch!

  4. Deborah small October 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Hi, I have just read your blog, I am going for surgery with Nick Wales at Chelsea and Westminster in a couple of weeks after adeno carcinoma meant most of my cervix was removed.
    I was surprised to read that you were advised to have 4 weeks off work. All I know is that I will be kept in for 2 nights post surgery. I am however having the procedure pre pregnancy, maybe that is the difference? I’m hoping that’s the case, I was planning on going back to work after 3 days. No one has mentioned having any time off work.
    Was great to hear that you had the procedure at the same hospital with the same surgeon and have had amazing success. Congratulations!! X

  5. Vicki whitty August 3, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    I’m not sure if you still use this forum or not but I’d thought that I would reach out anyway.

    My name is Vicki, in 2009 I had a trachlectomy to treat cervical cancer at the Royal Marsden. We started trying for a family in 2010 and finally feel pregnant in 2012 via IUI. I had a vaginal stitch in place after the trachlectomy which we meant to hold but sadly we lost our daughter at 21 +6 weeks and the stitch started to give way at 18 weeks, despite the bed rest we could do nothing. In September 2013 I had an abdominal cerclage placed and conditioned with fertility treatment. Finally after round 3 IVF we feel pregnant, I’m now 16 weeks and 3 days! I’m absolutely terrified and really just trying to find anyone who has had a trachlectomy and abdominal stitch that I can talk to. Much of what I have found are those that have an incompetent cervix and abdominal stitch and are I the USA!

    • Kath August 3, 2015 at 10:53 am #

      Hi Vicki,

      Sorry to hear of your loss. It’s heartbreaking, and hope this pregnancy continues to go smoothly.

      Did prof shepherd do your Trachelectomy? For me he also only placed a cerclage, I had the TAC added during pregnancy, thank god.

      There is a great facebook group called UK TAC Support. If you search for it your can apply and all ladies with TACs for various reasons. Would be perfect for you. Its a small and very supportive group.

  6. Anonymous April 10, 2017 at 3:39 am #

    love this article…i was a guinea pig as well. Tracheotomy 2006! One of the first patients that i know of, TAC done, and now 2017 i am 5 months pregnant so far..20 weeks! Pray for me that it works!

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