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.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

And He is Now At Peace

Yesterday we attended Nathaniel Davis' (Nat) memorial service, my brother-in-law, sister Nancy Davis' sweet husband. It was held at the church he and Nancy attended in Rodeo, CA, and was very lovely.  

Our wonderful family at Nathaniel Davis' service.
(Six of our eight siblings stand in the back middle. Missing dear sister Donna and family from Montana, and some nieces and nephews.)

Nathaniel Davis died on April 9th. He fought long and hard, the valiant battle against colon cancer. After 3.5 years fighting, staying positive, and being an inspiration to us all, the last few weeks were trying and very sad for my sister to watch him slowly fade, suffer, and still be there every moment with loving, gentle care. I cannot believe how difficult it all must have been. 

Nat's service was a true tribute to the man, full of love, support, music, and prayer. We miss you Nat. He wrote a Blog of his own, and often posted writings from a writing group he attended at one of his cancer support groups. I loved Nat's writing, always mystical and witty, as he was in life.

Nancy posted a beautiful poem on her Blog that she wrote and read at the service. And today over lunch, my husband read the story, A Nice Ending, that Nat wrote, and one which is also posted on his Blog. It was printed and handed out at his service.

Rest in peace sweet man. We will miss you Nattydread. Please watch over my sis, Nancy, and your son Joshua, during these uncertain days and times to come.

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

B  E  L  I  E  V  E


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