Nicola Roe

Warrior

Age: 

47

Hometown: 

Calgary, Alberta

Occupation: 

Project Manager.

If you have cancer, what is your diagnosis?: 

Breast cancer - invasive ductal carcinoma with lymph node involvement. Stage 2B. Her 2 positive. Hormone Negative. Overall, a slightly stinky and aggressive kind of breast cancer.

What treatments have you undergone?: 

Chemo: 8; Radiation: 40; Surgery: 1 and Herceptin: 18.

If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?: 

The first thing would be 'F#@k you!!' The second thing would be thank you....I have met some really wonderful people because of this diagnosis, and I am starting to reframe how I spend my time at work and home and how I can make a difference in my world.

Who is your Rider?: 

Kathryn Jeans

When were you first diagnosed?: 

I found it myself July 26, 2010. It was confirmed July 28, 2010 after the pathology results came back to my doctor.

What are your top 5 inspirational songs?: 

1) Black-Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling"" (I played this every day on the way to chemo and every time I got depressed), 2) U2 "It's A Beautiful Day", 3) Leonard Cohen/KD Lang "Hallelujah", 4) Willie Nelson "Amazing Grace", 5) Bon Jovi "Living on a Prayer".

Relationship to your Rider: 

My Awesome Physiotherapist.

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