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, August 17, 2016

The End of An Era for Brookfarm

On a sad, but inevitable note, our last four alpacas, and Maurio, were delivered to their new home in Healdsburg yesterday. Sad; but it was time. Time to focus on family, friends, our property (it has been let go over the last 6 years of my ill-health), and getting away to enjoy life while we can. 

So we said good bye and best wishes to my love and first cria, Rocky, aka Brookfarm's Rock of Gibraltar, Ace, Keeleigh & Rochelle, and to our wonderful male Maremma LGD, Maurio. They have a lovely new home in Healdsburg on the most beautiful ranch and property. Best wishes to Sarah Shaw on her new adventure. She is such a caring and loving animal lover. We know both Sarah and these wonderful critters will thrive and succeed.

The girls on their new ranch.

Ace had never been trailered and he wasn't quite sure what to think about walking up the ramp

Having a little one-on-one with sweet Rocky. I will miss him!

Off to our new adventure

Sarah and Andre take to the alpacas like naturals.

We will miss you our big lovable furr ball, Maurio

What the heck are these? - the horses and Rocky look at each other in wonderment.

But, we do have a few years of fleeces to get processed into yarn, so will have gorgeous alpaca yarn for sale in the coming months. If anyone is interested in raw fleeces, lets talk.

Each one of us never knows what tomorrow will bring, so live life to the fullest each and every day. And that is what I try to do on my "good" days. 

Thank you all for your continued support and well wishes.

Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!

Debbie... aka the cancer FIGHTER, AND Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!

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