Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On January 3, 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. After talking with several doctors, the doctors, Bill and I have decided that because of my personal history of cancer and cancer treatment as well as the strong family history that I have of breast cancer the best treatment for me at this time is a bilateral mastectomy.