A newlywed mother who died of cervical cancer one week after her wedding had missed just one pain test.
Carly Gorst was diagnosed with the killer disease in December 2017 after she started bleeding heavily.
The 39-year-old was told that she had an inch in her thumb in her cervix and began treatment to fight the aggressive cancer.
Unfortunately, despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, cancer is spreading and she was told it was a terminal.
And less than 18 months later, and just a week after her wedding, mom-of-two died in her husband's arms on March 3rd.
The broken man Craig Gorst said his wife had missed a single test in her life.
And after her tragic death, he wants to spread the message about the importance of regular testing.
He said, "I am deficient in heart and stunned.
"But I just need to share the importance of going to melt tests to save other lives before it's too late.
"Never miss a pain test girls it has catastrophic consequences.
"I just lost my wonderful wife after being married for just one week.
"She just missed a grease test.
"But cancer kills if it's not caught early enough."
Symptoms of cervical cancer
The symptoms of cervical cancer are not always obvious, and it cannot cause anyone at all until it has reached an advanced stage.
That is why it is very important that you participate in all your cervical screening meetings.
According to the NHS, however, some of the symptoms that women with cervical cancer can experience.
In most cases, abnormal vaginal bleeding is the first noticeable symptom of cervical cancer.
This includes bleeding during or after sex, between your periods, after you have gone through menopause.
Visit your doctor for advice if you experience any type of abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Other symptoms of cervical cancer may include pain and discomfort during sex, unusual or unpleasant vaginal discharge and lower back or pelvic pain.
Advanced cervical cancer
If cancer spreads out of the cervix and into surrounding tissue and organs, it can trigger a variety of other symptoms, including pain in your back or pelvis, severe pain in your side or behind your kidneys, constipation, peeing or bouncing more often than normal, losing control of the bladder (urinary incontinence) or losing control of your intestines (intestinal incontinence), blood in your jaw, swelling of one or both legs or vaginal bleeding.
Visit your doctor if you have any problems.
Craig said that Carly was "always smiling" and was a fantastic mother to her two children, Ashley, 19 and Tom, aged 15 years.
The 39-year-old, from Speke, said: "She worked as an elderly nurse before she was diagnosed, so she spent her life after others.
"She loved being a mother and was devastated when she got sick that she couldn't do her usual" mom things "like making the kids tea or stroking their clothes.
"All the things people take for granted and encounter.
"She was a wonderful mother and a wonderful girl. She was loved by all."
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Craig, who works as a civil engineer, said when Carly learned of her diagnosis, she tried to continue as normal as possible.
He said, "She was more or less diagnosed on the spot.
"You could see the tumor and the doctors told her there and then.
"She didn't want to hear any results or know how long she had left.
"I knew, but she never asked me.
"She kind of shines away from everything.
"I don't think she accepted what happened, she knew it was incurable but she just wanted to try to continue as normal.
"She didn't even want to be hospitalized, but when cancer spreads to her legs, she had a tumor on the spinal cord and the doctor said she needed an operation or that she would be paralyzed.
"The cancer actually broke her spine.
"She was really a warrior."
Craig said he and Carly, who had known each other since childhood, but had been together for two years, had spoken of marriage.
And on February 22, the couple's dreams became true, thanks to the Gift of a Wedding charity – who organized their special day after friends and family contacted them.
The charity, founded by Patricia Harrison, provides weddings – with all those involved donating their services for free – for terminally ill.
Craig, who has two children from a previous relationship, said, "It was the perfect day.
"We hadn't been able to thank a wedding gift.
"It was the fairy tale wedding you could only dream of; it was perfect in every way.
"Carly looked amazing.
"I think she was doing the wedding.
"She had a lot of pain but she smiled all day.
"She was in a wheelchair but was cool that she wanted to go down the aisle, which she did and she managed to make our first dance as well.
"She was just so strong, she was a soldier."
"Heartbreaking Last Words"
Tragically, just a few days after her wedding, Carly was hospitalized and on March 3 died unfortunately, surrounded by her loved ones.
In her last moment, Craig said they were lying together watching their wedding video and looking back at photographs from the day.
He said, "I was just lying on the bed with my head on her chest and I showed her our wedding video.
"Her last word was" it is absolutely beautiful, I love you "and then she went away.
"I'm just devastated but I have to be strong.
"All the kids are very strong.
"And I just have to be strong too.
"I think what keeps me going is that she must have her dream wedding."
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