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, May 1, 2012

First hair cut

Here I am, almost a full year after my last chemotherapy treatment. I just had my first hair cut in over a year. Granted, my dear friend and stylist, Susan,  took very little, if anything off. But I just needed a bit of shaping and to get some of that "chemically treated" hair trimmed. She always makes me look so much better than I am able to do.

Thank you, Susan. Your a doll.


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


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  1. Hi Debbie,

    I admire that you are able to share such an intimate journey with the world. My family has a history of breast cancer with my great aunt undergoing a lumpectomy less than two months ago. I was feeling overwhelmed and wanted to have a sense of control back in my life, so I decided to get involved with the breast cancer nonprofit community. It has given me the opportunity to feel as though I am fighting this disease right along my family and friends who are continuing their journey with the disease.

    I found this and thought you might be interested in helping get the word out:

    The Keep A Breast Foundation were nominated for a $250,000 Chase Community Giving grant. This youth-focused nonprofit organization educates about cancer prevention, early detection, and of cancer-causing toxins in the environment. The recipient is determined by votes and winning would mean that they could continue their awesome work in education. I was thinking that you can help them get the word out. Thank you!!! Polls close September 19th. People can VOTE here:

    They were so excited about the nomination (and being the T-Swift fans that they are) they made a video parody of Taylor Swift's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together  entitled We Are Never Ever Too Young For Cancer. It's super cute! WATCH it here:

    More information about Keep A Breast:



  2. Hi Sarina,
    Love your cause and your site. I will definitely help to share the word here.


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