"I am 52 years old. I was first diagnosed this past January with IDC and what I thought was stage llB. Two weeks after my mastectomy, I coughed and felt a pop in my left side right at the edge of my rib. It was very painful but I put it off as a pulled muscle until my doctor visit at the end of the week, which I was going to find out my chemo and radiation dates.
"When I told my oncologist about the pain in my side, I was sent for a bone scan, CT scan and MRI. The following week, I went back for results and was devastated to find out my cancer metastasized to my spine, left rib, and left hip/pelvic area and spots too numerous to count. Chemo and radiation was cancelled and I was put on Arimidex and monthly Zometa.
"I think I cried the entire month of April. I am now on depression medications which work wonders, because I was so miserable thinking about not being here to see my grandchildren get married and maybe see a few great grandchildren. I pray that I do but it's just so hard not knowing."
-- Tee510, diagnosed metastatic in March 2016