Like and follow @mc_living_life Hello Everyone! My name is Mary Catherine. The past 2years and 4 months of my life have been a wild roller coaster ride. I am a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Thriver and Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor. I am here today to tell you that you can survive both and still have an enriched life. I choose joy, happiness, and laughter knowing there will always be tough days. My key to life is sticking to the positive.
The evening of October 4, 2017, I sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury. Over the span of a year, I re- learned how to walk, talk, use my left arm, read, and write. I returned to my career and bought a house.
On September 16, 2018, I went into the hospital for my very first mammogram. My tumors showed on the mammogram. A few days later I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Breast Cancer called Triple Negative. It was absolutely surreal. I remember being inside the PET Scan machine thanking God that an excellent cancer center in Tampa accepted me as a patient. My team of doctors were all in and giving up was not in their vocabulary. I have completed over 20 rounds of chemotherapy, had a modified bilateral mastectomy and all the lymph nodes in my right arm removed. A few impatient visits , Lymphedema, and 25 rounds of radiation are all under my belt of life. I challenge myself and those around me to live their best life!! I plan on helping redefine young women with breast cancer and young women with TBIs. I want to inspire all to find their personal motivation! #tbisurvivor#tbiawareness#motivationalspeaker#breastcancerawareness#tnbcfoundation#tnbcsurvivor#thriver#youngwomenwithbreastcancer#americancancersociety#nevergiveup#insta#instagram#instaphoto#photooftheday#beachlife#girlssupportgirls#bossbabes#bosslife