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, December 1, 2015

Mindfulness & Tai Chi


Anderson Cooper tells us how a story he did on Mindfulness changed his life. I found it very interesting and enlightening. View Anderson Cooper's short video here. You'll also find the full 60 minute program on this CBS webpage. But I think more importantly, listen to this short clip about  how Anderson Cooper really felt during all this.

I'm not meditating, YET, but I am taking Tai Chi classes and hoping this will bring me some of the mindfulness I seek to continue to bring me better health, mental attitude, and awareness. After all, Tai Chi is called moving meditation.

Now if I can just get down all the steps, that is the real challenge. I'm half way through the beginner class, and hear it takes 2-3 beginner sessions to get it all down.

Life is Good...

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

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