I woke up the morning of July 14, 2017 and had difficulty lifting my leg out of bed. It felt like a 50 pound weight was attached to it. I got up and immediately noticed I was having trouble picking up my foot when I walked. I didn't want to think anything was wrong. As the week progressed and my walking became more difficult, I finally asked a friend to take me to the ER at Duke. When they diagnosed me with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer with brain mets, I was devastated. I waited two long weeks for more answers and a treatment plan. Most of that time was spent sleeping, resting, and visiting with family and friends. Now that I am finally getting answers and a treatment plan, my outlook has changed. My will to live and fight this horrible disease has grown and I'm ready to start this next phase of treatment. It is only with God's strength and comfort that I can move forward and I am learning to rely completely on Him from this point forward.