BY Vickie Sayed

My cancer story started in December 2013, when I was 36 years old. I was raising my 11-year-old son, busy with nursing school and just weeks away from my wedding. I never thought the pain I first felt after a fall was a symptom of ependymoma, a type of spinal tumor. 

My ependymoma symptoms and diagnosis
My journey started when I was getting out of the shower one day. I lost balance and fell hard right on my tailbone...