I’m the kind of outgoing person who is full of energy and loves sports so much, especially swimming. But when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, my whole life changed. I felt I was drowning in a deep ocean and felt so alone struggling and in desperate need of help.
I had a lumpectomy, four cycles of chemotherapy, 38 days of radiation, lost my hair, and ended taking tamoxifen for five years, until October 2009. During this journey, I told myself I will not allow cancer to ruin or mess up my life. I will not allow cancer to knock me down completely. I will beat cancer because I am a winner. I will get my life back and enjoy it to the fullest. I’m in remission now but still riding a roller coaster, struggling and fighting with my diabetes and kidney problems, but I still keep moving forward.