This is my story of hope. In 1984, I had a mastectomy (full) and also I was sterilised by radiation. I was put on Tamoxifen, which I stayed on for over 15 years, stopping only when I had bleeding problems. I came off it then but had a recurrence in 2005. I am 57 and still wonder what I will do when I grow up -- I am planning now until I am 91 at least. Every day is a good day -- tomorrow, who knows. It's not always easy but I am now on Arimidex and all is going well. I do take some herbs and try to watch my diet, eating a lot of fruit and vegetables and only a little dairy. I am a teacher working full time and we do a lot of fundraising for Tri To Beat Cancer here in Dublin. You just have to go for it. I hope my story gives hope to everyone. I have survived and I am traveling the world as much as I can. Love and prayers to all of you. God bless.
October 29, 2007