I was diagnosed with multicentric cancer in the left breast. On October 14th 2009, I had a total mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection with reconstruction. I had chemotherapy in 2009 and 2010. I could not have completed the chemo without the support of my husband Steve, sister Leslie, sister-in-law Karen, and niece Emily. I work as a nurse at Michigan Orthopedic Surgeons. I’m married to Steve for 30 years. My hobbies include swimming, walking, and bird watching.