Start of my cancer journey: How back pain turned out to be CANCER!

It all started with a morning when I woke up and my back was in so much pain that I couldn’t move. One trip in the ambulance was followed by several hours waiting in the emergency room – they thought I was just there for back pain and that isn’t exactly a high priority.

When they tried to treat me for the pain and send me home, I had to demand that they do further tests. Thankfully, they finally agreed and I was admitted into the hospital. The next day, doctors saw that there was something seriously wrong.

I have now been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, which means it has moved into my bones and throughout my body to many different places.

The second video is a little look into what has been my home for the last few weeks. I am so grateful for the staff here and to have a private place to connect with friends and family.

Trust your own intuition! You know your body better than anyone and it will try to tell you when something is wrong!

I definitely wish that I was back home but it is in my nature to find friends and try to stay positive no matter where I am. So, it is no surprise that I have quickly become the Queen of the Cancer Ward!

About The Author

A few months ago, I was told that my boobs are trying to kill me and being misdiagnosed for two years allowed them to recruit throughout the rest of my body by way of my spine. Before this, I knew f*ck all about cancer. Now, between sipping chemo cocktails, I want to talk about the truth of living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer with my support system and people I have met along the way to recovery.

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