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, May 3, 2011

Today is the Day!

Chemo day that is. We have a bright and early appointment so I am a bit groggy this morning getting ready to leave the house. But it makes me so happy to think that after today there is only one more chemotherapy infusion left. And before that last session arrives, I will have met with my surgeon Dr. Elboim so we can come up with the plan for surgery. 

So all is good for me right now. Spring is in the air, my roses are blooming beautifully, our weather in Glen Ellen has been warm and summer-like, and last night I was able to attend knit night at Murphy's Irish Pup with some girlfriends. Paula gave me a beautiful knit hat she made for me and we had a nice time knitting and visiting.

Countdown is getting closer... As of this moment 16 days, 17 hours... Chemo is almost complete.

Hugs, Debbie... aka the cancer warrior; AND survivor 
Sonoma Relay for Life Team (8/6/11) ~  Debbie's Blasting Crew


1 comment:

  1. Deb, I am thrilled for you that you are nearing the end of your chemo treatments.

    I will continue to keep you in my prayers and that your meeting with Dr. Elboim will be exactly what you are hoping for....cancer that is shrinking!

    Hugs, ~Michelle


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