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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Monday, February 21, 2011

6 Weeks and Counting

It was 6 weeks ago today that I was diagnosed with cancer. The weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster, much like our weather during that time. Some fabulous sunny days, and some stormy cloudy days. But I'm doing great right now and getting ready to gear up for chemo on Thursday.

So I'll play a bit tomorrow having lunch with a dear friend, Deborah; and then spend Wednesday with Sarah when she escorts me to my Oncology appointment and for my blood draw. So as long as blood counts are doing good, and there is no reason they shouldn't be, I'll have my second chemotherapy treatment behind me by Thursday night.


Woo Hoo!!!



Hugs, Debbie... aka the cancer warrior; soon to be survivor 

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I AM STRONG. I AM LOVED. I AM HEALTHY. WE WILL WIN!

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