LIVESTRONG:

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.

WARNING:
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.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Naturopathy

I was very inspired and excited after my first visit with Dr. Danielle Schwaderer, ND at the Cancer Support Sonoma office and Sonoma Valley Hospital last week.

She gave me some suggestions of changes, recommendations on supplements, and took down all my information so that she could do some research and get back to me with more detailed ideas of how to better my health and deal with the breast cancer that has also ravaged my liver. I am so hopeful that her guidance, along with the guidance from my trusted Oncologist, will help to give me more quality time with the ones I so dearly love. Thank you Dr. Danielle!

So here is what I am doing for now:
  1. I sent her my recent blood work reports. 
  2. I will be looking for a new multi vitamin with B's and folate in active forms; such as methylcobalamin, 5-MTHF folate. Brands to look for are Thorne, Designs for Health & Pure Encapsulatums.
  3. Try to have smoothies five times a week for one month, include chia seeds for fiber.
  4. Have 3 servings of veggies per day; even if they are all in my smoothy.
  5. Consider melatonin protocol (both for sleep and breast cancer) - visit Sonomaroots.com/blog for more details on breast cancer benefits. Start slow and work up dosage.
This all seems very doable for me, and I think I am on track so far.

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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