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.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

THANK YOU to Healthline for the Honor of One of the Best Breast Cancer Blogs of 2014.

Once again, I am humbled and honored to have my Blog chosen as one of Healthline's Best Breast Cancer Blogs of 2014.

I just say it like it happens, or how I feel. And it doesn't seem to be over yet. I mean, the cancer, SO FAR, is in remission. But the side effects of the chemo seem to be ever lasting. Damn Cancer! But today is a good day, and I have so much to be thankful for and feel so blessed at this moment in time.

As Healthline honors my Blog, Deb's Breast Cancer Journey , they say,

Deb’s Breast Cancer Journey

It’s a troubling reality for many breast cancer patients: Even after successful treatment, more and seemingly unrelated health problems develop. Deb's Breast Cancer Journey blog’s subtitle, “My Journey Past Breast Cancer and into Cardiomyopathy,” represents that challenging layer in Debbie Emery’s story.
But this indomitable Californian recognizes what her blog posts do for her and for those who read them. She writes, “My wish is that I will gain strength from you, will provide strength to others & will help to strip away the fears we each experience.”
Please do check out the other 24 Blogs recognized by Healthline. There are some truly amazing stories, and some truly amazing people out there telling these stories.

Thank you, Healthline, for this honor once again.

Life is Good...

Debbie... aka the cancer SURVIVOR, 
AND now the Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

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