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 3, 2011

Relay for Life ~ Debbie's Blasting Crew

Click here to link to my Relay Team ~ Debbie's Blasting Team! Via this link you can make a donation, order a luminary in honor or memory of someone who has been through cancer, or join the team!

Either way, just come on out and walk with me and my team to help blast those cancer cells to smithereens. The event is open to the public and there is lots of entertainment and opportunities to purchase things throughout the day. The luminary ceremony at dusk is quite beautiful to see as well.

Relay for Life Sonoma
Sonoma Valley High School, 20000 Broadway
Saturday, August 6th, 10 AM Opening Ceremonies
Sunday, August 7th, 10AM Closing Ceremonies

We have dedicated our team booth to breast cancer and will be decorating with pink bras.

I'm thrilled to be at this point of my treatment with chemo and surgery complete and radiation just started this week. Thankfully there has been no fatigue or other side effects with the first two treatments as of today, so I should have the energy I need for Relay.

If you don't hear from me for a few days, that is because I am concentrating on radiation and Relay for Life. So if you do make it out, please look for us.

Let's celebrate together!

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


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