LIVESTRONG:

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.

WARNING:
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.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Buh Bye, Radiation. Hope to never see ya again!

That's it -- 33 radiation treatments complete. And not only did I get to ring the bell, just like when I completed chemo, but...


I also received a certificate of Merit and Appreciation.


So that's the last of radiation I will need to endure, hopefully forever and ever. And, it was not all that bad, other than the inconvenience of the every day treatments, some skin breakdown and mild fatigue. That is all behind me now.  :-)

Besides, I have learned about a new study on the use of Tamoxifen and Aromatase Inhibitors so now I have some good talking points for my Oncologist when I see him later this week and discuss the prescribed Femara (Letrozole), which is an Aromatase Inhibitor. Thanks to my pharmacist niece, Sharleen, for alerting me to this new information. It sure is nice to have nurses and pharmacists in the family.

Hugs,

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

LIVESTRONG
I AM STRONG. I AM LOVED. I AM HEALTHY. WE WILL WIN!

1 comment:

  1. YYYYIIIPPPPEEEEE!!!!!!! HOORAY!Congrats! AWESOME!!!
    xoxoxoxoxo
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