I was diagnosed with fourth stage metastisised breast cancer in 2013. I was given months to a year to live. The cancer was found in four places. My right breast 8 lymph nodes under my arm a patch on the main artery in the back of my head and has eaten out my first vertebrae. They removed it from under my arm and my breast.

 

They gave me 10 treatments of radiation put me on tamoxifan told me their not offering me chemo and told me there's nothing else they can do for me. That was just the beginning of my journey.

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Leading up to the cancer it was 9months before and I had gone back to work after 20years. After 7months I started getting headaches I went to the doctor I told her I was so tired she said I was working to hard. A few weeks later I went back I told her I banged my head into the oven door at work I told her again about my headaches and being so tired and again nothing was done. I told her I had swallowed a box of panadol and nurofen which shocked her as she knows I dont even usually take panadol. My headaches were getting worse even if I raised my arm above my head it felt like the skin was ripping from my head. It was one day when I had been down to get my roster when my daughter snuck out of the car and raced around to the front and gave me a scare when my vertebrae shattered. I couldn't get out of the car for nearly half hour. The next day I went to the doctor and he said it was a jinked neck. 2 weeks later he said the same so he got behind me and tried to straighten it I screamed and leapt out of the chair. A week later I went back and then he decided to do a ct scan.it showed the mass on my main artery in my head. I was sent for an MRI they rang me next day and asked me to come back. After the MRI the doctor they had present told me I need to go to a hospital I asked him if there was anymore he said no. I was then told to sign myself into the hospital and I did. They did scans and when they were done I was told it looks like its benign and there's no more in my body. I was sent to Brisbane and I was there for 2 days when I was told I had breast cancer in 4places.
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Leading up to the cancer it was 9months before and I had gone back to work after 20years. After 7months I started getting headaches I went to the doctor I told her I was so tired she said I was working to hard. A few weeks later I went back I told her I banged my head into the oven door at work I told her again about my headaches and being so tired and again nothing was done. I told her I had swallowed a box of panadol and nurofen which shocked her as she knows I dont even usually take panadol. My headaches were getting worse even if I raised my arm above my head it felt like the skin was ripping from my head. It was one day when I had been down to get my roster when my daughter snuck out of the car and raced around to the front and gave me a scare when my vertebrae shattered. I couldn't get out of the car for nearly half hour. The next day I went to the doctor and he said it was a jinked neck. 2 weeks later he said the same so he got behind me and tried to straighten it I screamed and leapt out of the chair. A week later I went back and then he decided to do a ct scan.it showed the mass on my main artery in my head. I was sent for an MRI they rang me next day and asked me to come back. After the MRI the doctor they had present told me I need to go to a hospital I asked him if there was anymore he said no. I was then told to sign myself into the hospital and I did. They did scans and when they were done I was told it looks like its benign and there's no more in my body. I was sent to Brisbane and I was there for 2 days when I was told I had breast cancer in 4places.
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