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, June 24, 2014

3 years...

It's been three years since my lumpectomy surgery. Sometimes it feels longer, other times it feels like yesterday. But what is most important to me, is that I continue to be in remission (we are never cancer-free) and continue to feel good, in spite of the severe heart failure. So today -- LIFE IS GOOD!

Thanks to all my friends and family for their love and support over the last three years. It is amazing, and helps me to continue to put one foot in front of the other each and every day.

Life is Good...

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

THANKS for visiting! Comments are good. I look forward to your comment.


  1. Hi, Debbie. I was one year behind you. It was 2 years today that I had my lumpectomy. Stay strong! {{HUGS}}

  2. Duh. I just checked my own blog to verify... it was 3 years ago 7/13 that I had my lumpectomy. I'd like to forget about it completely... haha!


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