May 09, 2013 - 3:00 pm
I am new to the site, unfortunately not to Cancer, I was diagnosised in March 2010. Stage IV Breast Cancer, Mets to Bone; ER+, PR+, HER2+. I have been in remission for 2 1/2 years now. However side-effects are kicking my butt.
I've been doing this largely alone. I am a single mother of 3; 16. 20 and 21. My family lives mostly in New England. My insurance wasn't accepted by any Cancer Therapist's in town...and with a Social Anxiety disorder made worse by my missing breasts. Support Groups were hard for me to join.
After 3 years, I've finally got it through my thick skull that I can't do this alone, and that I had better do everything in my power to become a part of something, before I simply fade away. Cancer has consumed me, depression imprisoned me. Joining this community is me finally dusting myself off and rejoining this crazy dance we call life.
So I wanted to say "Hi" before I simply jumped into someone's post and started giving advice or asking questions.