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, August 30, 2015


That is... Metastatic Cancer!

Become educated. There are more people walking around with metastatic cancer than you realize. I for one have four close friends with it. And as I typed this number, I first thought it was two, then three. Who knows, it is probably even higher, but I am trying not to dwell on that at the moment.

I'm not sure what is happening that this seems so prevalent now. Is it just me? Is it our world, our food system? I don't think we can put "the blame" anywhere; but we can become educated and compassionate; and especially learn a better way to respond to Mets when we need to.

The few moments it will take you to watch this short video will help. Please take a moment.



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