Yesterday, I received really good news. I am getting old! That’s right. I have degenerative disc disease in my lower back, arthritis in my hip and the spot in my breast was from compressed tissue which is something seen in older patients. Never thought I would be so happy about becoming an older woman. The aches and pains still remain as there is no cure for old age except one and I am not ready for that. Instead of fearing the return of breast cancer, I am embracing this new pain as a reminder that I am still alive! So yesterday, I took a long walk hand in hand with my husband and felt extreme gratitude for being given another chance at living.