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21 😊Positive vibesβ˜€οΈ Thriving with Metastatic Breast Cancer πŸ’ͺπŸŽ€ It's a beautiful day to help save lives! ⬇️

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Gamma Knife number 3 βœ… This time everything went so smoothly and was just so easy. I can't put into words how grateful I am for that. I'm feeling really good and I'm ready for the rest of my life to be full of great health and happiness. Good things are coming my way. I can feel it.❀️ #thirdtimesacharm #gammaknife #metastaticbreastcancer #loveoverfear #Thriver #expectmiracles

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PET scan results are in.... I'M STILL NED!πŸŽ‰ (From the neck down) This morning, while waiting for my oncologist to come in and tell me my results, (which felt like years) I had a little breakdown and couldn't stop crying. This is something I really struggle with. I forget I don't need to be strong all the time and I hold stuff in. Sometimes you just need to cry and get all those emotions out. Keeping it bottled up will only make it worse. If you need to cry, cry. If you need to scream, scream. It's okay. It doesn't make you weak. I think it makes you even stronger.❀️ -------My mom always tells me I'm a superhero, so I decided to wear my cape while getting my infusion today😎 My grandpa smiling in the back is the cutest thing.πŸ’› #metastaticbreastcancer #thisisnotpink #expectmiracles #thriver #superhero

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"'You're gonna be happy,' said life, 'but first I'll make you strong'" At this point I feel like nothing can break me πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ My brain MRI showed three new 1-2 mm spots, which means I need to have another procedure done to zap these suckers away. πŸ‘Ž I wish I didn't have to start the new year off this way, but it is what it is and I will get through it like I did the last two times. Third time's a charm, right? πŸ˜‰ #loveoverfear #metastaticbreastcancer #igotthis #fuckcancer #thisisnotpink #expectmiracles #Thriver

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There's no place like home for the holidays ❀️❄️#grateful

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Treatment day! Christmas editionπŸŽ…πŸ½β„οΈ Trying not to let treatment, my upcoming brain MRI and PET scan, and the fact that my tumor markers were slightly elevated ruin my Christmas Spirit. So here I am with knee high Christmas socks, a goofy sweater, and a Santa hat to remind myself that life is about having fun and NOT worrying about everything! Happy holidays everyoneπŸŽ„#metastaticbreastcancer #thriver #lifeisgood #expectmiracles #christmastime

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"This child is getting wildly out of wing" She was crying because she didn't want me to help her spin the tea cup and it made for a very funny photo! Can't wait to see this little human in a weekπŸ’•βœ¨ #madteaparty

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Incredibly grateful that I get to celebrate another year of life! 2️⃣1️⃣ baby! πŸŽ‰ As you get older your birthday always seems to get a little less special, but it should be the opposite! Your birthday means you have lived to see another year and that is a true blessing❀️ #21stbirthday #itwasacuallyyesterday #stillcelebrating

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Thankful for my crazy, messy, dysfunctional family ❀️Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒ#neveradullmoment #grateful

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Happy Friday πŸŒ»πŸ’• I got my hair done for the first time in two and a half years, so obviously that calls for a selfie! 😊 #bestfeelingever

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The thought of getting treatment today really bummed me out, so I thought I would have a little fun with it! #eeyoreonesie There's always going to be something you really don't want to do, but instead of letting it get you down try to switch it around and make it enjoyable! πŸ€—πŸŒ»#metastaticbreastcancer #thriver #treatmentday #lifeisgood

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Because happy dancing is very much needed when you get TWO good scans in a row πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— β€’My brain MRI results came out pretty good! There were two tiny 1 mm spots, but my doctor thinks it was just artifacts NOT cancer. I'll have a repeat scan in two months, but until then... all is well ❀️#metastaticbreastcancer #thriver #alliswell #expectmiracles

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"Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is." ✨🌻For a long time, I just wanted to be "normal" again. I had it all planned out, what my life was supposed to be, but cancer came and changed all of that and took so much away from me. For a long time, I was angry. I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at 18. Why, when my life was just about to start, did cancer have to come and destroy everything? I was so angry and scared, and that's okay. I needed to feel that. But a few months ago I accepted that I needed to let the idea of how my life was supposed to be go and embrace the life I have and be open to all the new possible paths life might take me in. I think to truly live your best life you need to trust the flow of it, let go of what it "should" be, and embrace what is. πŸ¦‹πŸŒΈ -- I just wanted to clarify that I'm in no way saying that I'm happy or grateful that I have cancer, because we all know it sucks, but I'm happy with every other aspect in my life, even though it's not what I had planned for myself. I'm choosing to look past the cancer and all the crap that comes with it so that I can live my best life possible. Whether it turns out to be a short one or a long one, I KNOW it's going to be a good one! #metastaticbreastcancer #trusttheflow #liveyourbestlife #happy

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PET scan results are in...There is still no evidence of active disease β€οΈπŸ™Œ Time to celebrate! #grateful #thriver #metastaticbreastcancer #lifeisgood #miracles #treatmentday

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#thisisnotpink I had a double mastectomy at 18, went through chemotherapy, lost my hair, had radiation to my brain twice, and I get a targeted chemo every three weeks for the rest of my life. This is my reality and this is why we need a cure, but unfortunately many companies and organizations that claim to support breast cancer research have become more about raising awareness with a pretty pink ribbon rather than actually trying to help find a cure. I'm not totally against the pink ribbon, but I am against what it has become. Unfortunately, pink ribbons don't save lives. If you would like to help find a cure there are some really great organizations out there, such as METAvivor, that are making a real effort to help find one. That is where our donations should be going to! #letsfindacure #breastcancer #pinkwashing #breastcancerresearch

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#kissthis4MBC 😘 Help raise funds for metastatic breast cancer research! For every post shared publicly on social media with the hashtag #kissthis4mbc Novartis will donate $10 to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) and METAvivor!

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The Smoky Mountains will forever have my heart❀️ #unplannedtrip #beautifulescape

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Treatment days aren't so bad with @latomaine by my side. πŸ’ž Receiving my 13th kadcyla treatment, then we are off to go prepare for Irma! #metastaticbreastcancer #dontignorestageiv

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Celebrating hard today because my brain MRI was CLEAR! πŸ’› Receiving news like this is what makes going through the hard treatments so worth it! If you're at a tough spot in life just remember it will get better and when it does everything you had to go through to get there will have been worth it! Just keep pushing through! ✨ #grateful #Godisgood #metastaticbreastcancer

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I pretty much live at the beach and I couldn't think of a better way to live life β˜€οΈπŸ˜Š #happyplace #beachbum

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I got my wings and I'm ready to fly βœ¨πŸ•ŠοΈReally lovin' Nashville ❀️ #whatliftsyou #readytofly

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Something about the ocean always seems to make me feel at peace with everything in life. Everything is as it should be. πŸŒŠβ˜€οΈ#grateful #loveoverfear #metastaticbreastcancer #healing

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My mom was worried because she is so far away and couldn't be here with me today, so I made a fun video to show her I'm doing great and staying alive at my first treatment down in Florida πŸ˜ƒ @karlab2014 #metastaticbreastcancer #dontignorestageiv #stayingalive #imokaymom

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I can't believe I finally took the leap and moved over 1,000 miles away from everything I know. Despite all the fears I had while making this decision, they weren't strong enough to stop me. A lot of times we let fear rule our lives and we end up missing so many great opportunities. I think we should start doing the things that scare us the most; live everyday FEARLESSLY and move out of our comfort zones. Next time there is something that is calling your soul, but your ego keeps telling you no out of fear, I say take a leap of faith and do it! Make the decision that scares you the most! You will be happier in the end if you take the chance, I promise.✨😊 #mynewhome #happy #loveoverfear #fearless #takethechance

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I'm so grateful for my awesome oncologist for keeping me alive for the past two years and always staying positive with me through all the bumps in the road. I honestly got so lucky!
Although I'm excited about moving to Florida next week, I'm so sad this is my last treatment here. Having to find a new oncologist is pretty scary. Not every doctor is for you and sometimes you have to search until you find the right one that you feel comfortable with. I hope I get lucky again and find an oncologist that is as great as this one and that I feel completely comfortable with.
Thanks for everything Dr.Sholi ❀️

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Taking all of this in. My heart is so full. ❀️ It's moments like this that make me feel safe; like everything is going to be okay. My heart knows I'm going to be on this earth for a long long time, even when my mind becomes fearful. I don't care what the statistics say; I believe love, happiness, and faith can help heal you. It's all about miracles, baby! They exist and I just witnessed one. The entire world is a beautiful miracle, after all. #ilovesunsets #grateful #healing #loveoverfear #miracles #metastaticbreastcancer

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Just what the doctor prescribed.. a little bit of vitamin sea 😎

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Had lunch on a mountain today with some pretty cool people 😎 Thank you @survivorpinup and @tinkermcswaggins for taking us to this awesome spot! #beautifulview #happy #livinglife

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Having a blast at the happiest place on earth! Thank you so much @thepinkagenda πŸ’•πŸ’• #Disneyland #fabuwish

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Now that I'm a transformer with pigtails... LET'S DO THIS! #killingcancer #withstyle #gammaknife #metastaticbreastcancer #dontignorestageiv

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Last night I walked on FIRE and it was incredible! If I can walk on fire without burning my feet then I know anything is possible and I can conquer whatever life throws at me. #firewalk #powerful #loveoverfear #miracles

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