This is Me. This is Me Living with MBC.

I never thought I would start a blog. I certainly didn’t think it would be one that shares my new life with MBC.

But first. Can I please set the record straight?

I’m NOT dying. Well not anytime soon anyways. So for the people who think my life is over and for those who look at me with the ‘sad’ eyes…Please stop. I didn’t loose my mind, I just had to re-adjust my life to work around a glorified maintenance schedule.

This is me:

I’m a 36 year old gal living in downtown Toronto with the love of my life (the ‘fella’). We’re east coasters through and through and love a good laugh and a tall cold one.

Yeah, so I have cancer. I got the raw deal (so they say). I'm a first line, stage 4 breast cancer thriver. Why start at stage 1, 2 or 3 when you can fast track all the way to 4! (Bad joke but hey this is my blog and I've gotta keep it real).

I’m ER/PR + and HER2 - (They tell me that’s the good one!)

The writing won't be perfect here but I'm going to wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm going to share the good and the bad. Because ALL of the moments shape the way we live and I’m no exception.

If this blog can make you aware, if it makes you take action, if it sparks something in you to be pro-active with your health, then I'll have done what I have set out to do.

I want to help young women because I never knew this could happen to me AND because my age resulted in me falling through the cracks.

Thanks in advance for following along with me.

Next Post: How the F**k did this happen?

xx

Nadine

#thrivetoshine

P.S. I like to swear. Sorry in advance! 

  ALWAYS LOOKING UPWARD! I. WILL. WIN.

ALWAYS LOOKING UPWARD! I. WILL. WIN.