In September 2011, I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. I had breast cancer in the right breast in 2010 which was removed. In February, 2011, I had a mammogram which was good; however, that spring I had some little pains in my breast but didn’t think it could be anything. Then during the summer I noted a small swelling under my right arm. Since I had lymph nodes removed there for testing I thought it might be related. I felt good, was hiking all summer and had lots of energy and didn’t think there could be a problem so I put off having it checked until my six month check up with my surgeon which was in August. He sent me for ultrasounds which led to biopsies and after a month of tests, the pathology report came back stage IV breast cancer.