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, October 18, 2011

31 Days: California Cancer Research Act (CCRA)

31 Days of Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 ... Today is Day 18.

The following is a message from Tim Gibbs, American Cancer Society Grassroots Coalition Director

Dear Friends,

Volunteers recruited nearly 4,000 new supporters for the California Cancer Research Act (CCRA) during Saturday’s Day of Action.  We'll need them all to fight Big Tobacco. 

They spent the week telling voters how the CCRA will Protect California’s Kids. Big Tobacco loves our kids too, but for a very different reason: child smokers become very profitable lifetime smokers. 

That's why Big Tobacco responded to the Day of Action by dumping another $700,000 into its campaign war chest to kill the CCRA.  

California faces a massive battle to pass the CCRA on June 5, 2012. California wins when we match Big Tobacco’s millions with thousands of volunteers that money just can't buy. Please spread the word today.

Thank you for your continued support,

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


1 comment:

  1. I just cant believe that it is still even LEGAL to sell tobacco in the United States anymore....CRAZY.
    KILLER....and they allow it


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