On October 13, 2008, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Estrogen/Progesterone positive breast cancer. I had a left-sided mastectomy and life seemed to continue as normal, until February 17, 2017, my birthday, when I was diagnosed with Stage 3B Estrogen positive and HER-2 positive breast cancer on the same side. I had 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 45 radiation treatments and a year of Herceptin infusions. I finished active treatment April 30, 2018, and am very thankful to be alive. Gilda's programs are so beneficial to cancer patients. I love their breast group that meets once a month and met my naturopathic oncologist at one of their nutrition classes, who has been a lifesaver. I still have not been able to return to work, so I'm trying to get my strength and life back by exercising, biking and yoga, and enjoying a good book.