Wife, mother, health coach

Just last year, Sara found a lump and, with concern over dense breast tissue, pushed for an ultrasound at her annual appointment. It was only the ultrasound that discovered her breast cancer. As a professional health and fitness coach, the diagnoses turned her world upside-down.

Sara’s treatment started in June 2015. She also had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction in November 2015 with a final reconstruction surgery in January 2016.

While she still experiences insomnia, muscle aches and nerve pains, Sara is thankful that her side effects were tolerable without any major complications. She stresses the importance of being one’s own advocate. Had she not pushed for an ultrasound, it frightens her to think how far her cancer would have spread by the time she would have had another mammogram – an entire year later.