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.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Buh Bye Power Port

This next few days/weeks are filled with follow up appointments and Port removal. I guess it is time to say goodbye to my Power Port. I'm sure it will all go fine tomorrow. Heck, maybe I can keep it and wear it as a pendant. :-)

The port removal is followed with my Mammogram next week; the first mammo post cancer treatment. And then there will be the follow up appointment with my surgeon, Dr. Elboim, the following week. I feel very positive about all this, but will be glad when it is all behind me. And then there will be the holidays to spend with my sweet grandsons, and wonderful family.

L I F E   I S   G O O D !


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


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