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, May 16, 2017

Living Life to the Fullest

Yes... you can say that!

And a recent weekend was a perfect example.  

Fun times in San Francisco, California.

An amazing dinner at Del Popolo brick oven pizza. And the sides were amazing too -- all from the brick oven.

Yes, something off my bucket list - HAMILTON, An American Musical. It was absolutely fantastic, the set, the music, the story, and especially all the performers with amazing voices.

Another, "almost amazing dinner" at Taste on Ellis. Fun and interesting cuisine, but maybe a bit too foofoo for us.
A gorgeous 80 degree day in SF, so a walk around Stow Lake was in order, along with some tea and tiny sandwiches at the Japanese Tea Garden. The Summer of Love Exhibit at the de Young Museum was closed on Monday so we improvised and it all worked out delightfully.

So now it's on to the next adventure.

~ ~ ~

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

B  E  L  I  E  V  E


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