"I work hard every day at maintaining my best quality of life."
I was diagnosed Stage I at 29 years old in 2007 and completed a lumpectomy, chemo, radiation, and 9 months of tamoxifen. Six years later at 35 years old, I was diagnosed Stage IV with bone mets. I had a pathological hip fracture, had surgery and radiation. I later had another femeral rod placed in my other leg, an oopherectomy, more radiation, Xgeva and have continued with tamoxifen.
I work hard every day at maintaining my best quality of life. I used to hate that saying, but it really is true. Pain is my biggest struggle which I do acupuncture, massage, stretching, exercise and other medications.
Overall, I feel very grateful for where I am, and I know I wouldn’t be where I am without the love and support of my family and friends.