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.


Monday, April 17, 2017

A Birthday & Easter

This weekend was my hubby's 64th birthday and we celebrated. The girls and I got him a very cool pit barrel smoker he had his eye on, and then we went with friends to see Arlo Guthrie at the Green Music Center Friday night. It was a great show and fun dinner out beforehand.

When Saturday rolled around, he was out of the house bright and early to help with the Glen Ellen Fire District annual Easter Egg Hunt, and it was another fun one. Since the Davis family would be spending all day Easter Sunday with us, they were not able to make it this year. But we had fun with Gaige and Sarah, who then returned to the house to help us make birthday cupcakes.

Sunday was the culmination of the celebration with the whole family going in to the City for the SF Giant's game.  We got there early enough for the kids to get their free SF Giants backpack with cape. It was a very wet game, but we came prepared with lots of layers and rain parkas. The kids were quite the troopers to make it through the entire game. Some walk abouts for food and treats seemed to help quell the moments of, "I want to go home".

The ushers are quick to hand out sees lollipops.

 Fun times watching the game.

Getting ready to run the bases after the game.

Just finished running the basis. And the little one did it all on her own, as her brother and cousin started out ahead of her.

Note the cool Giants backpack and cape.

Filling my life with love, laughter, family & friends!
~ Peace and Love ~

B  E  L  I  E  V  E


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