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, September 14, 2011

I'm Gonna Love You Through It

No explanation is necessary. The lyrics of this song by Martina McBride, and the music video, say it all. Thank You, Debbi, for sharing this with me.


I'm gonna love you through it!

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



  1. Ok.....I have stopped bawling~

  2. Debra,
    I am trying to type these words through the tears streaming down my face after watching the video you shared. Through the strength and courage you displayed throughout your ordeal, you created a space for me to get in touch with my heart, let down my walls, and truly love and express compassion for another. Thank you for the gift of my heart. I love you and will always be there to see it through.
    xoxoxo <3 <3 <3

  3. I'm so glad you posted it Debbie
    I have played it over and over since Linda sent it to me yesterday morning. I still get a lump in my throat

    THATS just how I family and friends truly are loving me though it

    How are your burns doing now?
    I hope they're doing better!

    I start chemo dread it. Port is going in the 21st.
    I have 7-8 Drs appointments over the next 10 days.Between the Cardiologist..heart cath/stents and everything else.
    I have never been so sick of Drs !!!!!


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