Tell us a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with cancer: When I was a kid I wanted to be a paleontologist.In grade 3, I would make my teacher put paleontology and archaeology on my spelling tests.I was just in shock and I think it never really sunk in until I met the surgeon and it all became very real.What’s the craziest thing someone said to you after being diagnosed with breast cancer? I have had a few people say “you don’t look sick” or “at least you don’t have ___ (insert a different horrible disease)”. Exhibited: Madrid, Nacional Exposition of Portraits, 1902; Madrid, Museo del Prado, 1928, Pinturas de Goya, no.
The latter was already well-acquainted with the ducal couple through Jovellanos and also the Duke and Duchess of Osuna, who later acquired this portrait.I kept thinking it wasn’t real and that it was a mistake.I cried and then I laughed at the doctor’s office because I had just booked a trip to South East Asia 2 days before and I saved up for a year to go and this is just my kind of luck.What is/was the most difficult part of being a young woman with breast cancer?The hardest part has been not having many people who can relate to what I am going through, as many groups in my area are for older people. Dating seems impossible and I’m finding myself very self-conscious, wondering if I’ll ever be able to meet someone.