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, August 31, 2011

Comments Moderated

Thanks so very much for following my blog. I wanted to let you all know that I have changed the settings of the Comment feature. A few Spam messages have come in through the blog, such as solicitations to sell things and anonymous comments that weren't really appropriate. Which is a bummer, I know; and is always a surprise to me when something like this happens. But in retrospect, I probably should have put these settings in place initially.

And some of the anonymous messages have come from those I would like to respond to but couldn't. It is not very difficult to set up an account and post as something other than anonymous, so I hope this does not prevent anyone from commenting.

So both these settings were changed. Now I moderate the comments frequently (whenever I visit the blog) and approve those that are appropriate.

Thanks for understanding.


Debbie... aka the cancer warrior ... AND SURVIVOR!!!



  1. just testing to see if I can still comment!

  2. OK,
    I understand. Patience is not one of my virtues as you have probably noticed. While I am not surprised as to why you have been forced to screen the postings, I am disappointed that I am not surprised. In other words , it is disappointing that I have become so callous to the crudeness of people and societies aborant behavior that it no longer surprises me. I will always follow your bolg because, first ,I love the person you choose to be. Second , you are such an entertaining writer.

  3. Congratulations,
    Debra! What a fantastic result we achieved under your leadership! # 8 overall as a team and # 10 overall as an individual in the first year?!?!!!!
    Tabitha is already asking me about next year and how we can make more of a difference and raise more money! You da Bomb girl, the real deal!


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