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.


Monday, October 31, 2011

Another Blessing in Our Lives

I've been a bit distracted this weekend and haven't gotten around to posting as I had wished. But I have a very wonderful excuse.

Gaige Maxwell Emery

Sarah, with Auntie Alura holding Gaige

Daddy and Me

This is our newest grandson, Gaige Maxwell Emery. He just arrived in the wee hours of the morning of October 30th, 2011, weighing in at 6 lbs and 10 oz, at a length of 19 inches.

Mark and I are very blessed and soaking it all up.


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



  1. Congratulations! I remember when you first posted that you would be welcoming two grandbabies this fall and here they are! And you are DONE with your chemo and rads now you are are happy grandmother. Wonderful!

  2. Congratulations!!!!!!
    Gaige, What a strong and unique name! HOOray!!


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