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.


TNBC - Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Even though I later learned (after surgery) that I my cancer is estrogen positive, which means I am not TNB, this is still a very important story to tell and a very touching series. For more details on my diagnosis, you may find details here:  Debbie's Diagnosis

TNBC Story ~ Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) an aggressive type of breast cancer found in about 15% of breast cancer cases. This is what I have and this series from Discovery Channel does an exceptional job of explaining it all very well. A must view!!!

Discovery Channel TNBC Part I

Discovery Channel TNBC Part II

Discovery Channel TNBC Part III

Discovery Channel TNBC Part IV

Triple Netagive Breast Cancer Foundation