Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I was diagnosed with Stage IIIa breast cancer in March of 2008. Over the years, I endured chemotherapy, radiation, multiple surgeries and continued treatment for 9 years. In early March of 2017 I progressed to Stage IV breast cancer when cancer returned in my bones, including my spine and a rib. This is my continued story.