On December 26, 2019, at the age of 42, I had my first mammogram.
A little over a week later I found myself getting the phone call that no one wants – “You have cancer.”
In 2020, I had 3 surgeries, which included a double mastectomy, reconstruction, and a full hysterectomy with ovaries and tubes. In addition, I started preventative measures through 4 months of Lupron shots (prior to my hysterectomy), and started Anastrazole, a hormone blocking medication (because my cancer was using hormones to grow). Anastrazole causes terrible joint pain and the need for bone density testing every couple of years. I am grateful to be alive and doing so much better than I could have ever expected.