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Even though that\u2019s rare for somebody my age who doesn\u2019t have kids, I was told it still happens, so I was prescribed antibiotics and was told to come back if it didn\u2019t go away in a week.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI went back a week later because it was still there; it had even grown a bit. I was sent for an ultrasound about two weeks later. At that time, the radiologist said I needed to schedule a biopsy and a mammogram. After that, it all happened really quickly. A week later, I was told that the scan showed the cancer had spread to my bones. I had metastatic breast cancer.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI was absolutely devastated. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EYou think that at such a young age it\u2019s not possible, or that the likelihood is so slim that it\u2019s not going to happen to you. But there is that small chance and someone has to fall into that. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EEverything has changed. I started my career about three years ago. I was just starting my life. With a diagnosis like this you realize what\u2019s important in life and what\u2019s not. So much of what we worry about day-to-day is so completely unimportant and irrelevant to the big picture. All the things in our lives that we worry or get anxious about that are completely meaningless, I just don\u2019t worry about anymore. For me, it\u2019s about living my life how I want to live it, and how I\u2019ve always wanted to live it, but now I have the power or the drive to do whatever makes me happy. I don\u2019t care about what anybody else thinks or what people think I \u003Ci\u003Eshould\u003C\/i\u003E do.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003ERight now I\u2019m rounds of chemo out from being done, and I plan on going skydiving and travelling a lot. Those are the two big things on my list right now. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI have an amazing group of people around me. My family has been incredibly supportive; they always have been my entire life. I\u2019ve heard a lot of nightmare stories of people losing their friends, just falling by the wayside because they don\u2019t know how to deal with it. Luckily I have incredibly supportive friends I\u2019ve been able to talk to. I feel very blessed to have the people that I have in my life.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI can\u2019t really relate to October \u2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month \u2013 so I tend to refer to myself as a breast cancer thriver, not a survivor. 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