Lucy Dolbel was told she just had a heavy period but years later she discovered she had cervical cancer. Then she contracted coronavirus…
It’s been a rough few years for mum-of-two Lucy Dolbel who has not only recently contracted coronavirus but has spent years wondering why she felt so unwell, only to discover she was suffering from cancer.
In 2018 Lucy suffered what she described as a “massive haemorrhage” which doctors dismissed as a heavy period.
But throughout the year, she began to suffer regular and heavy bleeding which her husband Stephen described as “huge handfuls” of blood.
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Mum Lucy was misdiagnosed with cervical cancer then caught COVID-19. Image: 7News
“Follow your gut”
“Something was really wrong,” Lucy told 7NEWS.
“I was just very unwell.”
Doctors first though she had endometrial polyps but when her haemoglobin levels dropped she ended up in hospital where they discovered she had a 5cm tumour on her cervix.
“These are classic symptoms of cervical cancer which weren’t picked up,” she said.
“Trust yourself, follow your gut, do not be bullied. No one knows your body better than you. You can’t just roll over and accept what you’re being told. Be strong.”
Not only has Lucy had to deal with her diagnosis, but recently she caught coronavirus and the family has been forced to quarantine.
“Watching your children suffer, watching your wife suffer, it breaks your heart,” Stephen said.
“We thought they were handling it pretty well, up until recently when they expressed how much toll it’s taken on them.
“To hear them say that, it breaks your heart.”
Stephen who has been unable to work has started a GoFundMe page to help support his young family.