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.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

YSC Tour de Pink 2015

In October, Mark and I r spent several days as part of the Cadence Sports Crew working the Young Survival (YSC) Tour de Pink (TdP), West Coast. It was hard work, long days, but a wonderful cause and felt so good to be involved.

200 miles ~ 3 days - hard work and dedication by young women diagnosed with Breast Cancer and their supporting friends and family. Also those who have lost a loved one from this terrible disease. It is really emotional to watch the participants interact with loved ones, and friends old and new.

And the icing on the cake was being able to see niece Jonnie, who drove up to see us at the finish line near San Diego.

And then we got in lunch and a visit with cousins Paula & Bruce.

A wonderful trip all around.

Until next year, enjoy these pics of the ride and event from the Tour de Pink website: Tour de Pink images, Days 1, 2 & 3.

Life is Good...

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

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