Welcome to my CaringBridge website. In October 2016 after discovering a lump in my right breast and having a mammogram and biopsy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer; Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage II (triple negative for hormone receptors). Triple negative sounds like a good thing but it actually means that it is a more aggressive kind of cancer. Thankfully, there appears to be no lymph node involvement. I had a bilateral mastectomy (per my request) by the end of that month and am currently going through chemotherapy which should be over by the end of April. I am using this website to keep family and friends updated in one place. My family and I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Please understand if I am not able to get back to you quickly but know how glad I am for your friendship or connection in in my life. I feel well-loved! Thank you for visiting.