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.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

New York City to Require Menus to Label High Sodium Dishes

New York City to require menus to label high sodium dishes -- this is absolutely fantastic in my mind. The CBS Morning Show aired a piece on this topic.

You have no idea (or maybe you do if you have heart issues) how I struggle with eating out, or eating prepared food from a deli. Often times I'll think I'm making a good choice with something that seems safe, and then one bite into your mouth tells you otherwise, or so it seems. Of course it is usually just a suspicion until a bit later when my feet will swell a bit, and then I realize I need to take an extra diuretic to be safe.

So, my hope is that this trend will spread, and we can all make better choices when eating out or purchasing prepared foods. Thank you NYC, for paving the way into healthier food choices for one and all.

Life is Good...

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

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