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.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Post Surgery

Quick Update,

I arrived home about an hour ago from Santa Rosa Memorial? The surgeon performed a lumpectomy, albeit a large one. Preliminary labs show no lymph involvement - YIPPEE. 

So I'm kinda groggy now and just getting settled.




  1. Get well soon! Miss you at Black Sheep. I was spinning on a drop spindle and listening to Morgaine sell spinning wheels. She could sell ice to an eskimo. I haven't see Donna or Annelina yet.

  2. YYYEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so happy for you my dear friend!

  3. Excellent news! So glad to hear it! :)

  4. Fantastic! Did you see your mention in the IT yesterday? Hugs from Kate


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