I was originally diagnosed in February of 2011 at age 40: stage 3b IDC, bilateral mastectomy. Chemo, radiation, two reconstructions. Ah, it was over. Then, I went for a check up in May and had to go for a biopsy. Yup, stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. My world crumbled. Why? What did I do wrong? I beat this with everything I had.
Now, I’m getting turned down to go see a specialist because I have Medicare. The price on my life is way more than I can afford. The first diagnosis broke me financially, and this is going to kill me. I have very little help, but I try to stay. I want go see my daughter get married, and I want to hold my grandchildren.