LIVESTRONG:

What started as IDC (Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma) in 2011, then turned into CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) in 2013, probably partially caused by chemotherapy along with a genetic pre-disposition. Here we are now in March 2016 and I am newly diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in the left breast and liver (LMBC - liver metastasized breast cancer).


So the focus has shifted yet again, BUT... I continue to THANK YOU for your prayers, love & support. I receive them with open & loving arms. My wish is that I will gain strength from you, will provide helpful information and strength to others & will help to strip away the fears we each experience.


I am strong. I am loved. I am healthy. I WILL SURVIVE!

Have you or your loved one had their annual mammogram? PLEASE, don't put it off. Speaking from experience, I highly recommend monthly self exam as well. And if you are now cancer free of breast cancer, do everything you can to insist that your doctors follow up with an occasional PET Scan and labs for tumor markers.

WARNING:
Contents may be uplifting, sad, funny, scary, downright depressing ~ THAT IS CANCER .... at it's best, at its worst.

PLEASE ~ Feel free to share this blog with anyone who is interested to learn about my journey. While I welcome their support, I hope that by sharing this experience freely to the universe I may help to support others by breaking down some of the barriers and fear associated with breast cancer and the treatment.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Chemo 11, & Abraxane #3

Chemo yesterday (Wednesday) went very well as expected. I'm wondering what number I will be on by end of year. Only time will tell...



It was a late appointment at 1pm, so Sarah and I did not get to enjoy our usual lunch fun. But still great visiting time for us two girls. And Mark was busy at home working on some long delayed house projects, like power washing and staining the living room deck. It is looking fantastic, sweetie! :-)

Power washing and staining the living room deck
And look at my first tomato of the year. EXCITEMENT.

Always one of the best parts of chemo day is having my office visit with my oncology staff, learning anything new on the horizon, and seeing how my blood work is doing (which is very up and down with the Abraxane chemo). And this one was no different. Sarah takes great notes, by the way.

First off, my chemo will change to Thursday next week because of the Monday holiday, and the next 
week as well. This may be a good move since Sunday's have been challenging. So that should move to Monday and maybe weekends will be more enjoyable. 

Some of the symptoms I shared with Dr. Anderson, who I hadn't seen for a couple of weeks, were mild neuropathy at the balls of my feet, a low temp of 100.1 about 4-5 days after chemo (same thing each 
week), I'm feeling the cancerous lymph node under my right arm more as it seems tender from time to time, and the breast draining more than usual. Alura turned me onto these nursing pads for breast feeding moms, and they work perfectly. Usually one lasts me 24 hours as the breast wounds weep a bit throughout the day. But the last couple of chemos I've noticed more draining where my tank gets pretty wet, so have been changing the pad mid day. I'm taking this as a good sign that the cancer is being killed off, or starved by the chemo, and that the breast lesions will begin to shrink. We will do another CT scan in about 3 weeks to check how things are going. The hope is that replacing the Gemzar with Abraxane will do a better job of fighting the cancer, especially the liver to start with. DIE CANCER DIE. In 3-5 weeks, if Abraxane showing good results, we will keep on it. If not, it might be time to try hormone treatment. But I'm holding out on the Abraxane, because hormone treatment can be slow with results. And I need speed to knock down the liver lesions... PUHLEASE!!!

I am still anemic and another blood transfusion is in order. My hemoglobin is at 7.97, and it appears to drop 1 point each week. So it's time. I'll get a call to set it up before next week.

FoundationOne: I asked a bit more about the test and test results. Apparently my tissue was not used because the tissue must be pure tumor tissue, and both my breast and liver had some of my own DNA in there --NOT ACCEPTABLE. So blood test was used and is said to be 99% equal to tissue test. Apparently the one (of 3) variants they found in the test, the one showing a targeted  therapy available, called KRAS, is a common mutation and is known to be equivocal, meaning no specific treatment available. Dr. Anderson said it will be helpful should we find a a clinical trial later on. He also indicated that we may do another biopsy along the way and possibly retest with FoundationOne.

As I had just sat down and began to write this entry, the call came in from Memorial Hosptal to have me come in pronto for my blood transfusion. Better today than tomorrow, I said. So I'm sitting in the transfusion chair right now, onto unit #2 of my 0+ blood transfusion. And I got a decent chicken salad out of the deal for lunch. 

And if all the stars align, I will be out of here in time to get Gaigey from preschool for his overnighter tonight with us so his parents can get out for their anniversary. All should be good.

THANK YOU for continuing to keep me
in your thoughts & prayers.


Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
Life is Good... Most of the time.

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

BELIEVE

• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •
THANKS for visiting! I look forward to your comments.







Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Fairly Good Week & a Whoopsie

It's been a pretty good week!

I actually felt pretty darn good on Thursday, so much so that Mark and I ended up taking a 4 mile hike on the newish North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park trail, which is only 5 miles away up Sonoma Mountain Road towards the Santa Rosa side of our road. I was feeling good, it was a beautiful day, and we decided to get out. The trail we took was well shaded with beautiful oaks and bays, with a steady incline, but not too steep. The views back into Bennett Valley were gorgeous. I bet if we had kept on, we would have seen down into Glen Ellen and across to the Mayacamas Mountains. It really wasn't until we turned around at the 2 mile point that I then realized it was downhill all the way back. We could have gone another 2 miles into Jack London State Park, but then we had the car back at the trail head. Anyway, we finished off the adventure with lunch at Palooza Gastropub in Kenwood and complained of our aching muscles and bones for the rest of the weekend. 

 
North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park

Friday morning I got together with two local girlfriends for breakfast and to talk cancer. It's always great to help support one of our own. She has a couple of appointments this week and so much bouncing around in her head. It was great to sit and chat and share. Then it was back to the recliner for some napping and recuperating.

Saturday the girls came to visit with their families and Mark prepared a wonderful BBQ for us all. It was a fun day filled with the grand kids squirting their Dads and Papa with water soakers and squirt guns. Not too hot, but very pleasant outside.


Me and my adorable grand kids this past Saturday; Gaige, Madeleine & Nico.

Papa giving Gaige a ride out to wave goodbye to the Barsuns.


On Sunday I had planned to have lunch with my dear friend, Marian. We had been trying to make it happen for a month or more, and wouldn't you know that by late morning I had some intestinal woes and quite a bit of fatigue so had to cancel. But as luck would have it, Monday was a great day and we made it happen; having a great lunch a Pizzeria Capri and spending about three hours chatting and catching up with each other. It was a perfect day. And Mark got pizza for dinner, so he was a happy camper.

Then the Whoopsie happened... 
     I was having quite a bit of breast discomfort and it was draining a lot too - to the point where I needed to change the absorption pad mid day (breast feeding pads work great for this). Usually one would last all day and even overnight. But this chemo weekend I was having a lot of drainage, which I took to be a very good sign; like "DIE, CANCER, DIE". I was also having joint pain and so decided I needed to try the new medical marijuana (MM) macaroon cookie that we picked up when visiting the dispensary after chemo on Wednesday. I've found that most of the edibles are very mild and often the dosage is something like 1 piece is 1/2 dose. I've also found that dosage on packaging is often hard, if not impossible, to find, and also not terribly reliable. Or so I thought. My first couple of experiences with MM I took for easy, eating the smallest portion thinkable, like 1/10th recommended, until I saw how I reacted. And then I learned that later on, it affected me less, so the listed dose was probably fine. They do recommend you start like this and test it out a bit. So I thought a whole cookie (a small one mind you) would be a dose. Let's just say I slept very good that night, having some weird dreams, woke for my usual bathroom break, then slept till 10am. 10 AM!!! that is not like me. And then I woke so very groggy I was surprised. Let's just say that I felt pretty groggy most of the day as well too. Later, I learned from someone more experienced with the edibles that it was most likely the cookie, not my "fatigue" as I was trying to blame it on. Luckily I wasn't going for a job interview of something Tuesday morning. And I felt "off" all day long. Whoopsie!!! 

At least I had a good appoint at Cancer Center Sonoma that afternoon and now have an appointment next with with a Nutritionist and with another practitioner who does energy work. So I am excited about this.

And then I took a more careful look at the MM Macaroon packaging to see that 1/2 a cookie is one dose. I won't be making that mistake anytime again soon. 

So now it's off to chemo for today. And hopefully to learn more about the FoundationOne test and results.


REALLY... THANK YOU for continuing to keep me
in your thoughts & prayers.


Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
Life is Good... Most of the time.

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

BELIEVE

• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •
THANKS for visiting! I look forward to your comments.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chemo #10 in the Books

I'm up to chemo infusion number 10. Hard to believe I am here already!

I'm always a little reluctant to report too soon about how I am doing right after chemo. The moment I say I am feeling great, then some side effect kicks in and I'm feeling pretty crappy, or at least not "great". so this is more about the happenings of the day.

I saw Nurse Practitioner Mortensen again today and our appointment went well. The FoundationOne test results are in and I am hopeful. I learned that...
FoundationOne is a fully informative genomic profile that helps physicians make treatment decisions for patients with cancer by identifying the molecular growth drivers of their cancers and helping oncologists match them with relevant targeted therapeutic options.
So basically it tests the pathology of the tumor, or in my case, the cancer cells in my blood, since the tumor tissue was not useable for this test for some reason. Unlike the breast cancer genetic consult I had on Monday, where they will be testing a group of my genes to see if there are any mutations known to cause breast cancer. The possibility there, if a mutation/variant is found, will be that it will provide information for my daughters for screening and such, and for my sisters as well. And there may also be some treatment considerations for me as well. We will know more about that in a month.

For now, the exciting news (I think) is that there were three variants (genomic alterations) found in my tumor type. Two have no FDA approved targeted therapies at this time, but one does!!! So there are some clinical trials for the KRAS Genomic Alteration (see below). And although they are all out of state, my understanding is that we can still do the same thing here at my clinic. I will be meeting with my oncologist next week to discuss in further detail and make a plan of attack. My guess is that they will want to continue with a few more chemo treatments of Abraxane and Carboplatin, to give this cocktail the time it needs to do its job in kicking the cancer cells butt, and then we go from there. Again, one day at a time...


FoundationOne Tumor Test Results




Did I tell you I am shrinking. Heavenly Father above, how can that be? On Monday at the genetic counseling appointment, they weighed me and checked my height. Mind you, I've always been 5'4". But then my mother and I would quibble over that fact as she claimed she was 5'4" and I was most definitely not quite as tall as her. Really, Mother??? I've recently resorted to being 5'3.5" over the last year or so as it keeps coming up there. But yesterday, SADLY, she said I was 5'2.5" NOOOOOOOOO. Well I guess it is a good distraction. And the report rounded up to 5'3". It's all so trivial, isn't it. I guess if I can be bald in a month, I can be a bit shorter too.

I digress.... I am a bit anemic for sure. My hemoglobin was 7.0 a few weeks back right before the blood transfusion, then 9.2 right after the new blood was infused. So today it is 8.9. They predict I will need another blood transfusion in a week or two. I asked about a shot or something else that might be available. There is something available, but in clinical trials it was known to cause blood clots and showed some cancer progression. So I will stick with transfusions.

We also talked about me needing IV diuretics with infusions and transfusions, per my cardiologist, due to my Congestive Heart Failure. I presented the NP with my prescription from said cardiologist and so they added in 10 mg lasix today based on the amount of fluids in my total infusion. So all good there.

Did I tell you that Sarah ventured out to get us something new for lunch. There is a Vietnamese Noodle place very nearby, and when I asked my Oncology Nurse, Tami, about it, she loves the place. So we tried some yummy stuff,  Bahn Mi sandwich, shrimp with noodles, and a fresh veggy wrap. Very good.

 
My reading for this excursion. I did not open Ply yet, iPad was barely cracked, but I studied the FoundationOne report and texted details to family members wanting to know, and browsed the MBC booklet. All in good time.


Although I am very hopeful. If a genetic mutation for breast cancer is found in my genome from the Invitae lab tests, then it will be recommended that our daughters get tested, as well as my sisters. And perhaps we'll be able to target my treatment more directly with any new knowledge we gain. But data shows that many of these genetic tests are inconclusive, meaning that either no variant is found, or one may be found that there is insufficient data on yet to be of any help. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. We should have results within a month. I was impressed with their brochure and invite anyone interested to browse it here. Please scroll down to near the bottom of the page under the "Learn More" and then click on the link to download "Patient Guide: Understanding Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer". I promise you won't be disappointed.

Lastly, as I know I am rambling, but so much is transpiring these days it is hard to keep abreast of it all. And if I don't share now, then I get on down the road and it isn't relevant, or some other thing crops to the top of the important to share list. So I just received my saliva swab test kit for the MBC Project, Metastatic Breast Cancer Project. You may recall I mentioned connecting with them and allowing them to have access to my tumor tissue. This now will give them what they need to compare the normal DNA that they can get from the cells in my saliva to the DNA in my stored tumor samples. This will allow them to better understand unique DNA changes that happen in metastatic breast cancer. Isn't this cool? I sure think so, and will do everything I can to help further research and hopefully get to a cure of breast cancer, and hopefully all cancers one day. It is my way of doing my little part with this data they can use.


My tumor and medical records could unlock discoveries! Won't you participate too?

 
That's it for now. We shall see how the next few days go into the weekend.  Happy Hump Day, everyone.


REALLY... THANK YOU for continuing to keep me
in your thoughts & prayers.


Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
Life is Good... Most of the time.

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

BELIEVE

• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •
THANKS for visiting! I look forward to your comments.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Chemo Update

My chemotherapy infusion routine...

This is it... a warm blankie, my ipad, some water, a book or knitting, and my trusty partner Sarah sitting across the aisle watching after my every need and getting me to smile for the camera. This one lasted almost 4 hours, which is typical. Typical because we start with accessing my port and a blood draw to check that all my levels are okay for this treatment. Then an office visit with the oncologist, and finally the actual infusion.

Last Wednesday's Chemo


Wednesday's treatment went well. But I could not believe how full the infusion room was. Every chair was filled with a patient, even one of the private rooms next to where we were. They said that Tuesday was even busier -- how could that be? By the time we left, around 3pm, the chairs were maybe 1/2 to 3/4 full. It is sad to see that there are so many there for treatment. And now it is Monday already, and the energy level still pretty low and the joint pain they mentioned is kicking in. Been taking 2 good 2 hr naps the last few days. Needless to say, Fathers Day was pretty mild in comparison to previous years. Mark watched sports most of the afternoon, then Sarah and Gaige brought up dinner and we had a nice visit, which allowed me to catch some nice long naps. I'm curious what the labs report on Wednesday. The few days after chemo, I did have a bit of a queasy stomach, and some intestinal issues, all which seem to be under control now, so not too bad. Or not as bad as a normal week following chemo, until this change. 

Yesterday morning, Monday, was Shearing Day for Brookfarm Alpacas. Followed up by a 2pm appointment with Breast Cancer Genetic Counselor, Kathleen Mott. She is at the Sotoyme Street location of St Joseph's Medical Group, and the place I frequent about 40% of the time for my medical treatments. It was a bit of a rush, since our shearer called last week and ask to delay our appointment by 2 hours. But it all worked out. After the 2 hour consult, where RN Mott explained every detail to us and we asked questions, I went down to the lab and had the blood draw for this genetic test. Thankfully I qualify for this test because of my history, and family history -- namely two first cousins with breast cancer, specifically one diagnosed in her late 40's. 

And the good news for those considering genetic testing, but fearful of the cost, it is no longer in the outrageous out of pocket range of $4,000.  Better yet, it is around $400-500. And my insurance should pick it up 100%!

If a genetic mutation for breast cancer is found, then it will be recommended that our daughters get tested, as well as my sisters. And perhaps we'll be able to target my treatment more directly with any new knowledge we gain. But data shows that many of these genetic tests are inconclusive, meaning that either no variant is found, or one may be found that there is insufficient data on yet to be of any help. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. We should have results within a month.

We have requested the genetic test for the third column from left, which includes the BRCA 1&2 as well as other genes more recently identified as gene variants causing breast cancer.

Today I see my cardiologist for the 6-week check up, which they are doing more frequently due to cancer treatment. Then we start chemo infusion again on Wednesday. So I'm taking it easy this evening.

THANK YOU for continuing to keep me
in your thoughts & prayers.


Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
Life is Good... Most of the time.

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

BELIEVE

• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •
THANKS for visiting! I look forward to your comments.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Our 43rd Anniversary & New Chemo Regime

Today is our 43rd Anniversary. We pretty much celebrated over the last week with our trip to Kauai, which was one of the best vacations ever. I'm not sure if it was this specific trip, or the timing in between the other crazy stuff happening in our lives; but I'll take it, and I enjoyed every minute of it. And most importantly of all, I felt fantastic, almost normal, the entire time!

Look at these two kids 43 years ago today. So many life experiences we now have to share, and so much love. I am one lucky girl.

Today we hope to get out on an outing, depending on how I feel after the new chemo drugs I had yesterday afternoon. I felt fantastic after chemo that afternoon and evening. But then I couldn't get to sleep until 4am. Slept till 9am, but now I'm feeling a bit "heady", maybe a tad queasy stomached, but actually not so bad. So we shall see how the morning progresses. But what is with this cool weather in Glen Ellen. It didn't even reach 70 yesterday, and today's forecast is about the same. Oh well, I won't have to water plants. :-)

So yesterday I started the new chemo regime, with the hopes it will kill these cancer cells and knock down the tumors, especially in the liver. I'm starting to notice the swollen lymph node under my right arm that was identified with cancer in all the previous scans, and of course the breast has not physically outwardly changed a bit, other than give me pain right after chemo, and during the week off as well, so it would be great if the cancer in those areas took a big hit too, so that is my wish and our goal. 

Still no word on the Foundation One test on my blood. I saw the Nurse Practitioner yesterday, and she was very thorough with me and went over all the new side effects I might experience from the Abraxane. To name a few, hair loss is a given, but it will take longer than when it happened in 2011. Apparently it may take 4-6 weeks or so, but I am prepared. Neuropathy is another. Then there is the dreaded diahrea or constipation. I think I have my arsenal stocked to battle these should they occur and keep it all at bay. But probably the thing that they will watch for carefully with labs every week is my blood counts. The plan is for this treatment to happen once a week, every week, with no breaks at all. But it is also expected, especially with my treatment so far this year, that I will need to take a break from this new weekly regime from time to time with the expected issues with blood counts. So we will take it one week at a time.
 
The new weekly infusion will be Carboplatin (the dreaded one that sets me back so, but a much lower dose), along with the new drug, Abraxane. Dr. Anderson says chances are I'll need a Nupagen shot now and then, to help my blood counts. But the Abraxane should be easier to tolerate, even with the Carboplatin, since it will be a much smaller dose of that one. So time will tell.


THANK YOU for continuing to keep me
in your thoughts & prayers.


Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
Life is Good... Most of the time.

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

BELIEVE

• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •
THANKS for visiting! I look forward to your comments.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aloha & Mahalo Kauai - Chemo Vacation Week

(My apologies for the font size. Something weird is going on with this application and no matter what size I set it to, this is what I get. Hopefully you can zoom in.)

To say this has been one of the best weeks off of chemo is putting it very mildly. We just returned from 8 days, counting the two travel days, from our most favorite Hawaiian island in all the world, Kauai, specifically the Poipu beach area. I can't believe it had been 12 years since we had been to the islands.

It was about a month ago, when I was about 6-8 weeks into one of the most gruesome chemo regimes, that Mark and I sat down over breakfast and had a conversation about getting away "somewhere" over one of the week long breaks from chemo that I had every 3rd week. The thought being that my response to the chemo had been very slow, and we just didn't know what tomorrow would bring. Should we get out in the trailer, or do something different for a change? And our anniversary was coming up mid-June, so why not plan it to celebrate this milestone?

When the Stage IV LMBC diagnosis came on March 1st, oldest daughter said something like, "Mom, if it's real bad, we will rent a house in Hawaii for the family and all go there together". As grim as that may sound to some of you, it was a possible reality and I was appreciative of the offer, and will hop on that train in a heartbeat.



So back to the conversation over breakfast... We quickly settled on Kauai, but just for Mark and I, and the Kiahuna Plantation Beach Bungalows. The whole family will go again soon enough; but for now, the two of us needed this time. A dear friend manages some of the condos there and she found us probably the best one on the entire property, with ocean view, and beautiful lanai with large grassy area and good privacy.    My oncologist gave us the okay on traveling for the time we had chosen. And as luck would have it, a few days before our trip I needed a blood transfusion for chemo caused anemia. And it gave me the energy I needed to feel like a normal person for the entire trip. So I enjoyed Kauai to the fullest. And the plan is for me to start a new chemotherapy cocktail when I return to see if we can get some better results from the liver.     

So here we are on Tuesday, June 14th, sadly on an Alaskan Air flight headed back to Oakland due to arrive 11pm'ish. "Sadly", because of course we would like to still be there, enjoying the ocean breeze, and the smell of plumeria blossoms. But it is time to return to reality, our family, and adorable grandchildren. And then there is the new chemo starting tomorrow. YIKES!     

 Our trip was one of the best ever - ocean, salt air, pool time, some sight seeing and a boat cruise along the Napali coast, two excellent fancy dinners out, the King Kamehameha parade and festival, gorgeous flowers, and some shopping. And let's not forget relaxing on that lanai, people and ocean watching. I couldn't have wished for more. And we have vowed to return soon.     I felt so wonderful, almost forgetting about cancer entirely. We both needed this and forgot how wonderful Kauai is. It had been too long since our last visit. Would be fun to come back and stay a month. I can dream, can't I?


Here are a few highlights:


View from our lanai

Sunset over Kiahuna beach

Fun time in ocean
 
Fun time in ocean

Surfs up.
Sunset along Napali coast
 
Beautiful Napali coast
 
Leis from horses in Kings Parade in Lihue

Double rainbow over Kiahuna

Walk down beach to Waohai for pupus and drinks

Anniversary dinner at Tidepools, Hyatt Resort

Last day, beach time

Last day stroll on beach

Last Mai Tai waiting for flight at Lihue airport

We arrive home around midnight on 6/14/16. Then tomorrow is new chemo regime.



THANK YOU for continuing to keep me
in your thoughts & prayers.


Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
Life is Good... Most of the time.

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

BELIEVE

• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •
THANKS for visiting! I look forward to your comments.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Another Week Off Chemo

This is my chemo vacation week. And so far so good. It was a pretty exhausting week last week after chemo, but then after the blood transfusion on Friday, due to the anemia, I felt much better this past weekend than I normally would. Alura, Sarah, and the three grandkids came over Saturday for a nice visit. They are growing so fast, and I know I say that repeatedly. But it is true. Such cuteness; and such energy!

Then Sunday evening we drove over to the East Bay to join most of our siblings in celebration of Nancy & Nat's 30th anniversary, along with their Pastor and family and a few of their close friends. It was such a lovely evening of family and friendship, and so good to see the happy couple, especially Nat.  We met up in the banquet room of a Chinese Restaurant. Nancy wrote and read a wonderful poem about their 30 year journey and Nat said a few words too, commenting on how much he has enjoyed being a part of our family, among other nice words about Nancy and their relationship. A wonderful evening all around.






And then today, Mark and I had a nice surprise of a visit from my Cousin, Chris, whom we don't see very often and just had a brief visit with last July at the family reunion. It was wonderful to spend a couple of hours talking old memories, and catching up on the new.


Thanks to my dear friend Beverly for the 2.66 mile walk Sunday. I didn't know I had it in me after 2 weeks of inactivity. I guess that blood transfusion was a good thing.

I look forward to enjoying this week before starting in on a new chemo regime next Wednesday.



THANK YOU for continuing to keep me
in your thoughts & prayers.


Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
Life is Good... Most of the time.

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

BELIEVE

• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •
THANKS for visiting! I look forward to your comments.