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Just like that out of the blue. So Liz did the check and she felt a lump. She came home and told me she felt something and so we obviously called the family doctor and got a referral for a mammogram. She was 38 at the time.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EWe didn\u2019t think it was going to be anything major and then I came home from work and she had gone and had tests. The radiologist had told her then and there that they think she has cancer. So when I got home from work she turned to me and told me. I was in total shock. Your whole life just turns \u003Cnobr\u003Eupside-down.\u003C\/nobr\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EIt was shortly after that we went back to the hospital for more tests and samples and found that Liz was estrogen positive. Within a week we were in surgery and she had a left-side mastectomy and 28 lymph nodes taken out of her left arm. We were told at that point that the cancer was contained. The chemo and treatments were very hard on Liz. It was rough. But in the end we were just thankful that we got through it.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EAfter that we continued on with life. Our kids played sports so we were always at tournaments and at one of them Liz suddenly felt a sharp pain in her side. We went back to the doctor and did another scan. We found out on Christmas Day that Liz had a new lesion on her liver and that the cancer was spreading. She had metastatic breast cancer.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EStress became the new norm for us. Liz was an amazing woman. Even with everything she was going through she actually kept me going. She always called me her rock\u2026but she was like a mountain for me.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EMore and more tumors were \u003Cnobr\u003Eappearing \u2013 at\u003C\/nobr\u003E first one spot on the liver, then multiple spots and then it spread to her bones. It was devastating. People don\u2019t hear the word metastatic. They don\u2019t want to hear bad news. 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