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In May, 2017 I was diagnosed with metastatic/stage 4/terminal breast cancer (ER+/HER2-) The Stage II breast cancer I had been first treated for in 2014 has metastasized (spread) to my lungs, lymph nodes, and brain.
I have been on 7 different drug treatments. I stay on the drug(s) until they appear to stop working, do scans, if results are stable treatment continues, if progression of cancer then change drug treatment, repeat, repeat, repeat. I have had 3 rounds of gamma knife (radiation) procedures to remove brain tumors, and one laser surgery for a larger brain tumor. There is no cure, so this continues until all treatment options have been tried or the side effects become too difficult. My husband Jim, son Harrison, and daughter Lillie are the loves of my life, and they inspire and bring joy to me every day.
My yoga practice helps keep me active along with daily walks with my sweet Charlie pup.