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.


Friday, April 27, 2018

The Good Reports Continue

I feel so lucky, blessed, fortunate, etc... that the improved medical reports continue for my LMBC (Liver Metastasized Breast Cancer). Thankfully, all the stars are still pointing in the right direction.

I've had three recent tests, and results on two are in, as of my latest oncology checkup yesterday. The CT Scan performed last week shows 
"Previously seen hypodense lesion in the posterior right liver lobe measures 11mm, previously 13 mm. Additional hypodense lesions in the inferior right lobe are no longer visualized. No evidence of new metastatic disease"
For a bit of history, the largest lesion mentioned above as now 11mm, was 4.09 cm, which is 40.89 mm. And that was March 2016. That's a decrease in size from 1.61 inches down to .43 inches.

There were approximately a dozen lesions in my liver back in March 2016, and all the others are now hard to even see on the scan.

The second good report was on my recent mammogram on my uni-boob; and it checked out A-ok. 

The third report still out is my annual echocardiogram to see how the old ticker is doing. That information should come in the next few days.

Thank you to YOU; all my family and friends, for all the love, prayers, support, laughter, and positivity. It does take a village and I am so appreciative each and every day. Never give up!

And while I am still Stage IV LMBC, things are looking good these days and I have a lot more living to do, if I have anything to say about it.

 So on to living....

Filling my life with love, laughter, family & friends!

~ Peace and Love ~

B  E  L  I  E  V  E

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