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.

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.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thank You

Thanks to all my family and friends for their love and support. I have never received so many offers of love, prayers, and support.... from massages, to restorative yoga, free housecleaning and meals, hand delivered flowers and healing and nutrition books, cards, help with the farm and animals -- you name it, it has been offered. And we aren't even into surgery and treatment yet.

Please know that even though I am not able to physically respond to all your emails, calls, and communications, Mark and the girls and I know you are there on our team, cheering on all the healthy cells and helping us to get ready for this next phase of the war. Don't you worry, we will be ready and willing to accept and receive all the good wishes, and offers once we have our plan of surgery and treatment in place, which will be very soon since my appointment with the Oncologist is tomorrow.

My beautiful pink and white beaded bracelet gifted to me by my adorable niece, Kiana.

Hugs, Debbie... aka the cancer warrior



  1. You are easy to love, Ms. Emery! Would you please order me a pink Bazooka bear for me to hug while I support you from afar?

    I love you! Donna

  2. What a great idea mom!! Eric and I would also like one, if possible.


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