Hi - I am new to this group. Actually my husband found it and emailed me the link. He says I need to talk to other people that have and has had breast cancer. I was diagnosed 8 years ago at the age of 33. This was during a time between nursing school and graduate school. I was in the hospital when 9/11 happened and my husband was sent to Germany. I had a bilateral mastectomy by choice and did 26 weeks of chemo. Cytoxan, Adriamycin, Taxol & Taxotere. I had terrible bone pain with the chemo and was on a lot of pain meds. I ended up at John's Hopkins Pain Management for help because no one here would listen. They all assumed it was in my head. The doctors at Hopkins referred me to a dr. in Washington D.C. who did Sports Medicine and Alternative Pain Management. Anyway, I'm doing okay, I'm in remission, I finished graduate school, I still have bad days of extreme fatigue but thank God everyday that I am alive and that I beat this terrible disease. I get to see my kids (then 3,8,10 - and now 11, 16, & 18) grow up and move out.