"I live treatment to treatment, praying they find a cure.”
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 after I had my daughter. My breast wasn’t producing milk even though she was biting it. I asked my doctor about it after I had her in 2006 and my doctor ignored me. I pushed and finally in 2008 I was told I had had METS from the get-go and that is had now spread to my lymph nodes and my liver.
I’ve had chemo, a double mastectomy, radiation on the cancer areas, radiation to my liver, full hysterectomy, radiation to my spine, chemo by pills, hormone therapy and injections and countless tests. I LIVE with METS that is now on my spine and bones. I live treatment to treatment, praying they find a cure.
I have a wonderful husband who’s a rail rider and gone a lot, a 24-year-old son from a previous relationship, and a 13-year-old girl with my husband. My son has blessed me with 3 grandbabies. I retired in 2017 after working 8 of my 11 years of this disease. I’m am super hyper and no idea where it comes from.
I’m blessed beyond belief that my body responds to each treatment. My cancer grows slow as well but it is on both of my lungs, inside the fluid in my lungs, and on the outside of my esophagus. I love each day to the fullest and do all I can to help my family when I have a good day. I do not feel well daily, each treatment brings new side effects.
I’m only 49 years old and I feel like I’m 80. I move slow but my mind is sharp. I am working on living my best life One Bucket List item at a time.
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire