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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.

WARNING:
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.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Post Thanksgiving Thankfulness...

So much to be thankful for...


 The most amazing man in my life who loves me unconditionally, supports me in anything I set out for, cares for me when I'm ill, and works too darn hard around the farm.

Nico and Grandpa
 


 Two smart, beautiful daughters who have grown into amazing moms themselves.

Alura & Sarah


 The two most adorable grandsons in the world. (YES, I am biased).

L-R  Gaige (Sarah), Grammie (Me), & Nico (Alura)
 


 Two talented son-in-laws, who are fabulous dads as well.
  
Stephan with Nico                                                     Chris with Gaige.


And all my wonderful sisters and brothers, their spouses, and the amazing nieces and nephews they share with me and that I adore; as well as a community of friends and extended family that we cherish.

For all of you, I am very Thankful!

LIFE IS GOOD

Feel free to leave a comment below. It would be just fabulous to know you have visited.

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

LIVESTRONG
• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Much Thanks

There is so much to be thankful for....

  • My health
  • The love and health of my husband, daughters, their hubbies, and sons.
  • A close knit family of 7 siblings and their spouses and children.
  • Return home of a dear friend from a long hospital stay and very frightening illness.
  • New and old friendships
  • Living on a bit of heaven here on Sonoma Mountain.
  • And so much more

And ... Thanksgiving day and dinner at my sister, Tina's, with most of the family and loads of nieces, nephews, and grandsons romping and playing around.

Wishing you and your loved ones a time to be Thankful,

AND A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING.
LIFE IS GOOD

Please take a moment to leave a comment below. It would be just fabulous to know you have visited.

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

LIVESTRONG
• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •