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.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chemo 3; 37.5% Complete

Yippee.... 37.5% of chemo complete. That's almost halfway and it feels good.

My treatment went very well, and I've felt good the whole day after. Not even any anti-nausea drugs today.

Donna and Sarah accompanied me this time and Nancy dropped by for awhile to visit too. I think they all were pleasantly surprised at how uneventful the actual infusion is. The hardest part was probably watching the manual push the nurse does of the red Adriamycin. But as usual, I eliminated some of it even before we left the infusion center.

My support team for Chemo 3:

Happy faces I see from my chair -- L-R: Donna, Sarah, Nancy

Hugs, Debbie... aka the cancer warrior; AND survivor 


1 comment:

  1. Look at all of those smiling faces! What a great support team!

    Prayers and Hugs ~Michelle


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