January 2009

Stage 2 ER/PR+ lobular cancer

Left breast lumpectomy

Left breast mastectomy

Chemotherapy 6  mths

Radiation 1 mth

Arimidex tablets 18 mths

Tamoxifen 5 years (ceased Feb 2017)


November 2017 – diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer – one tumour in the hip and two small tumours in the spine.


Kisqali, Femara and Denosumab.

I live in Brisbane with my husband Steve.  We have two sons – Ben, 35, who lives in Brisbane  and Rohan, 31, who lives in Melbourne.

I’ve worked for Queensland Police Service for 22 years – 10 years at Police Communications Centre in Police HQ and 12 years as a Station Client Service Officer at Upper Mount Gravatt Police Station.

I am currently on leave and attending Southbank TAFE doing a Certificate III in Floristry.  As well as having a passion for all things floral and plant related I’m exploring the world of ceramics.  I have a small business which combines all these things.

I seem to be coping well physically with the Kisqali tablets since the right dosage was determined.