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.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One Week of Radiation Left

After yesterday's radiation appointment, there is one week to go. I finish up next Monday. And while my skin is still red and sensitive in spots, it is starting to heal and feel better. You see, these last 10 treatments are "the boost" which focuses only on the tumor site, rather than the entire half of my chest. That means that much of my skin is getting a break from the radiation treatment.

Now I'm headed off to start the first rad appt of the last week of that chapter in my book of cancer treatment.

So all is well for the time being. Hugs,

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


1 comment:

  1. Debbie
    I am so glad you are almost done with your RAD's
    I am glad your skin is starting to heal.
    I still have to go back and read your blog thru to get to "know" you.


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