In late 2011 I was diagnosed with stage IIIA breast cancer. At that time I chose to under go a bilateral mastectomy, followed by 6 rounds of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. At the end of the treatment process I was declared no evidence of disease and I optimistically thought I had kicked if forever. Unfortunately, in mid 2016 I had an unexpected re-occurrence which pushed me into the stage IIII category. Since then I have been relatively stable. Until just a few weeks ago when things took a quicker turn for the worse than I had hoped. I have now been diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis which is a relatively fast spreading form of the cancer in my brain and spinal meninges. I have so far under gone 10 rounds of whole brain radiation and will be doing a few intense chemo treatment next. I know that everyone cares for me and would like updates on my status. I think it will be easiest to provide information centrally via this Caring Bridge site.