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Within a couple of weeks, pain started in my back and hips but I sit all day at my job and had felt pain like that before so it wasn\u2019t anything new per se. My friend suggested I try acupuncture, so I did that and physical therapy but it didn\u2019t seem to be getting any better. Then one morning I couldn\u2019t get out of bed\u2026but I managed to get to a walk-in clinic and they were like \u2018you probably have fibromyalgia, so we\u2019ll do a couple of tests to see what\u2019s going on with that.\u2019 He also suggested some blood work to rule out rheumatoid arthritis or whatever and that test came back with something weird on it. They couldn\u2019t figure out what it was so they wanted me to see a rheumatologist. Two weeks after that I was in so much pain my mom had to come and help me out with things because I just couldn\u2019t do it myself.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI finally went to the hospital a couple of days after Christmas because the pain was just \u003Cnobr\u003Eunbearable \u2013 I\u003C\/nobr\u003E couldn\u2019t even walk up the 3 steps to my brother\u2019s house to give his kids their Christmas presents \u2013 it was so bad I was crying and screaming in pain. Once at the hospital I explained to the doctor I saw about the fibromyalgia and how I was being sent to a rheumatologist and he did another blood test immediately. He compared the 2 blood tests I had and said, \u2018your kidneys are shutting down.\u2019\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EAt that point I was sent by ambulance to Edmonton for more tests, and with my kidneys shutting down and everything they saw I was told \u2018you either have an issue with your endocrine system or you have cancer.\u2019 As soon as they said the word cancer, I just had that feeling, I just knew. Before they even told me, I knew. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI didn\u2019t know anything about breast cancer at that point. I hadn\u2019t looked into it. I hadn\u2019t researched it. Nobody in my family had had breast cancer. I think I found the symptoms I had on cancer websites and I was like, apparently I have stage 4 breast cancer and it\u2019s metastatic. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI had fallen out of bed when I had my biopsy and I broke a lot of things\u2026I fractured my left shoulder, my sternum as well as the right side of my pelvis and ended up having to use a wheelchair. I had never broken or fractured a bone in my body until my cancer diagnosis. Right now I\u2019ve fractured both sides of my pelvis, my sternum, quite a few of my vertebrae and both of my shoulders. I have what is called pathological fractures. I can tie my shoelaces and my shoulder will fracture. That\u2019s the cancer. That\u2019s what I live with every day. If I fall, I could just shatter like a china doll. My whole torso is just full of cancer. Thankfully, as far as my bones go, I\u2019ve been pretty stable since I started chemo\u2026though the cancer has gone into my brain\u2026it\u2019s inoperable\u2026but at least it hasn\u2019t spread further into my bones and it hasn\u2019t gone into any organs.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI\u2019ve accepted the fact that at some point I\u2019m going to die. The worst for me, I think, is October \u2013 Breast Cancer Month\u2026it\u2019s everywhere\u2026and I\u2019ll be lucky to live 5 years after I was diagnosed. For me, it\u2019s hard to see breast cancer portrayed in the media as, \u2018I get a double mastectomy, I get some radiation and I\u2019m cured,\u2019 when that\u2019s not necessarily everyone\u2019s reality. Every week, I see more and more woman have died and it\u2019s absolutely devastating to me. You see all the stats and I don\u2019t blame people for being angry for having breast cancer. I was angry. But then I thought, I can\u2019t be angry about it because if I only have 5 years, I want to make the best of them. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EI want to be able to do as much as I can before my quality of life declines any further. Depending on how mobile I feel, I have to rely on either a walker or a wheelchair to get around. There really is no point in me being angry for an extended period of time if when I\u0027m done with that stage I may not be able to do anything with my time left because I\u0027m even further disabled\u2026and that\u2019s not how I want to live the rest of my days.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E \u003C\/div\u003E \u003C\/div\u003E\n \u003C\/div\u003E\n \n \n \n \n \n \n\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\u0022item-list\u0022\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli class=\u0022first\u0022\u003E\u003Ca href=\u0022\/pfe_user_story\/ajax\/10\u0022 class=\u0022use-ajax prev\u0022 title=\u0022\u0022\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\n\u003Cli class=\u0022last\u0022\u003E\u003Ca href=\u0022\/pfe_user_story\/ajax\/21\u0022 class=\u0022use-ajax next\u0022 title=\u0022\u0022\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\n\u003C\/ul\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E"}]