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, March 29, 2016

Another Good Day in the Neighborhood...

Yes indeed it is. I woke this morning still very groggy, so to speak, but feeling more like I can listen and comprehend; at least a bit. Oh; and enough energy to walk around a hospital would help. I'll be slow, but we can do this.

So I keep racking up the good days, and that makes me happy. 

Off we go today to UCSF Hellen Diller Cancer Center for a second opinion/consult with Dr. Michelle Melisko. I think that between Mark, Alura and I, we will get the necessary questions answered and hopefully learn about other options, or things down the road that are about to be available for use. I can hope, right? But either way, I am excited for this opportunity in my future treatment.

Stay tuned...

Another day in the right direction!

THANK YOU for continuing to keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Life is Good... SOMETIMES

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, no longer a SURVIVOR, 
AND a Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

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