In October of 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. Want to know the first thing that I felt when they told me? Relief. While I knew that this was going to be a difficult journey, after three years of dealing with pain and symptoms that no doctor could explain, I finally had the answer that I had been searching for.
In the days that followed my diagnosis, another reality hit me — I knew NOTHING about what cancer really was. Cancer is something that we all believe we understand. Most of us know someone who has had it or we have at least seen it in hundreds of movies, tv shows and read about it in books. It is something used to show a character’s strength or to show the fragility of life. But, the day to day of living with this disease? I couldn’t have been more clueless.
I have an amazing supportive family and the best network of friends that a person could ask for. So, I knew going in that I had what I needed to tackle anything this cancer could throw at me. And with such a huge village all around the world, I wanted to keep you all up to date on what is going on with me — the ridiculous, the fabulous and the downright ugly. I wanted to show all of it.
This site is all about showing the reality of living with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer and what it takes to keep my motivation high and my body working. It is high and lows, dogs and family, organic diets and alternative treatments. It is laughing and crying and yelling and cuddling. It is real and true.
Follow me as I sip a chemo cocktail and live my fabulous life with terminal cancer!