"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.
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I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in September of 2017. I had a lumpectomy, 4 rounds chemo, and 21 sessions of radiation which I finished in March of 2018. In May of 2018 a lymph node was swelling and by June a spot on my skin had started growing.
Savanah was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage lV, at the early age of 24 years old. Since her diagnosis, Savanah has done a genetic test that test many genetic mutations and all have come back negative, which have left her team of doctors very concerned.
I had a ruptured Appendix and laid in bed on a cruise ship in pain for 5 nights. I got off the ship and went into the ER and was diagnosed with an Appendicitis. I had surgery and was ready to go home when the surgeon told me the thing they thought was an abscess was a Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma.
My father's journey with prostate cancer started 15 years ago when he was diagnosed at age 54. Since that time, he was also diagnosed with colon cancer and 15 years later, has metastatic prostate cancer to the bones, lungs, liver, and now the bile duct.