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.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

One Month

To day is exactly one month since my diagnosis! Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma!!

Need I say that it has been a quick month. It started out slowly with the news and disbelief. Then the worrying and waiting to get in to see the doctor and see what was really going on and what was the next step. That followed by anxiety to get rolling with my plan of treatment. And finally all the tests and doctor appointments leading up to my first chemo treatment of today.

I must look at it as one month down, and probably 8-11 months more of "stuff". to go That would be 4 months of chemo starting today, then surgery, ending with radiation We hope that will be the end, but time will tell.

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


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