I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39, and unfortunately, my treatment threw me into early menopause. Luckily, I had a great team of doctors and some people in my cancer support groups who had been through it. I couldn’t have children, it was sad because it wasn’t my choice; it was another repercussion of what I had been through. I believe everything happens for a reason.

This story was a contribution to the Storylines: Her Voice Matters project, a collaboration between Women’s Health Goulburn North East, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and Murray PHN.