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, February 15, 2011

A Perfect Day...

... Feeling good, visitors, baby pictures, knitting, what more could a girl ask for?

So how much better can today get? Okay, cancer free would be the ultimate. But that ain't gonna happen anytime soon - actually Never!!!

So, next best thing is to count my blessings for today:
  • Good spirits and energy level to be able to do morning chores with hubby.
  • Walk down our lane to the mailbox (for city folks, this is a good walk!!)
  • Found check and postal delivery notice in mailbox. (Many bills too; boo hoo.)
  • Drive to PO, bank, and store to deposit check!!, pick up package!!!, and shop.
  • Return home to greet dear sweet daughter Sarah, and spend the afternoon knitting with her.
  • Open package to find an Angel of Hope, from sweet friend Michelle in MN.
  • Hubby worked on getting our books straight!!! :-)
  • Alura and Stephan sent Ultrasound photos of "the squirt" -- MADE MY DAY!!!
  • Tillie stopped by to visit and knit.
  • Mark and I finished off the day with a lovely dinner with Sarah.
What more can a girl ask for in life -- so many positive happenings. I am blessed.

Angel of Hope

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


1 comment:

  1. Debbie, I will keep praying for you and those perfect days. Your "Angel of Hope" represents the love and support for our warrior princess.

    Have another wonderful day. ~Michelle


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