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Go RED for Women: National WEAR RED DAY on February 1st, 2019

Learn more at:  www.goredforwomen.org

Learn more at: www.goredforwomen.org

On National Wear Red Day Americans nationwide will wear red to show support for women’s heart disease awareness. The Heart Truth is: “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What  You Wear— It’s the #1 Killer of Women, causing one in every 2.6 female deaths.”

Join the national awareness movement by wearing or posting  RED on on your Blog February 1st and encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to do the same.

For more information on The Heart Truth campaign, Wear Red Day, or to get a personal heart-health assessment, visit:  www.goredforwomen.org .

Their interactive health tool will help evaluate your risk factors, identify risk factors you can change and provide a personalized action plan you can print and take with you to your doctor’s office.

Will you help support the heart healthy women in your life by wearing or posting  RED on your blog February 1st?  I will...

BIRTHDAY 2018: All I want for My BIRTHDAY is...

Now that our Thanksgiving celebration is over, it is that time of the year again when you and I get asked what do we want for Christmas? Me, also being a December baby (now a December oldie haha!) - I get asked twice for my wishlist.

...so to answer this, and cliches as it my sound...always goes like...

The gift of life of still being able to live it!

A Meowy, Rudolph, Merry Christmas Birthday 2018

Another year older, and many more years Loving You!

"Not everything in this life is easy, but surely nothing is impossible... Being strong is not having strength as a lion, but the patience and humility of a bird that even in the cage does not stop singing and does not even lose hope of flying"

and “The Magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in HIS Presence"

and it goes on...

I may not have excellent health, but the light at the recovery road is green...

I have food on the table, clothes to wear, a voluptuous cat, the love of my family...the wind beneath my wings and most of all the gift of faith in GOD that life’s seasons always changes for the better.

...but as some folks might yawn or even snooze upon hearing these from me, let me just then share my Amazon.com’s Wishlist items for this year’s family exchange gift tradition.

…and lastly for my “c” to never ever come back and for my dental nerve injury to fully resolve, so that I may eat well to gain back precious pounds, and to be able to continue to laugh at my life’s challenges even on some days when I couldn’t smile.

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Featured related post: THANKSGIVING 2018: THANKFUL yesterday, today and until my last heartbeat…

THANKSGIVING 2018: THANKFUL yesterday, today and until my last heartbeat...

Thanksgiving is upon us. 

Amid the trials and challenges I go through in my life, happy or sad moments, I am blessed and eternally thankful for having the full Armor of GOD to battle and win them all still with a smile.  In good times or bad times, I have learned to appreciate the beauty of life itself. 

I am so thankful for each day of my life, waking, breathing and dancing to the sweet melody of my heartbeats. 

Thankful for being a part of the American cancer Society’s Making Strides against breast cancer this year, and being out and about on a Monday night around town courtesy of Comprehensive cancer Centers of Nevada.

Thankful for each and every day I have in my life together with my loved ones.  Thankful for loving deeply and being loved in return!

Thankful for my family, friends, doctors, nurses and kindred spirit beautiful strangers I’ve crossed path with…

As always, I am...

Thankful for the gifts of a passing day, and Hopeful for the blessing of a new dawn.

Most of all, I am so THANKFUL for being blessed with GOD’s Merciful Love yesterday, today and until my last heartbeat…

Thanksgiving Celebration at Hollywood Ranch

…although I am not feeling well Thanksgiving Day, that didn’t stop me from having a wonderful celebration with good company, good food (for them) and most of all lots of wet dog kisses that surely perked me up! 🤗🦃🐶💋

American cancer Society: MAKING STRIDES against breast cancer 2018, Las Vegas

Thank you to all the Kindred Spirit folks and Beautiful Strangers at the American cancer Society: MAKING STRIDES against breast cancer Las Vegas event at the Red Rock Hotel, Casino, Resort and Spa - October 28, 2018

GOD willing…see you all again next year and the year after that and the year after, after that and so on…

PINKing of You: OCTOBER is breast cancer AWARENESS MONTH

Yearly re-post...

October already in just a few days...

Folks, It is that time of the year again--October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month--one that so closely strike a chord in my heart because just like my mother, by GOD's Grace who is a breast cancer Survivor going for 13 years now, I too, am now on my first year after when my journey begun.

Image credit/source:   Maurer Foundation

Image credit/source: Maurer Foundation

Breast cancer is very real and it is important to be aware that it could happen to you, or your loved ones.  Please do not let the ads and campaigns you come across to especially this awareness month, fall into deaf ears--Please participate, support the cause and be informed-- Remember, as with any other health matters, early detection greatly increases the success of your treatment and survival should you be diagnosed with breast cancer. Whoever you are [Men too]...

FAITHFULLY YOURS: Scarred but THANKFUL!

This day, last year…

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I always try to live by the saying that “everyday may not be good, but there’s always something to be thankful for...”— this rings so much truer now during my breast cancer journey.

It all started during my routine mammogram.  The tech during that one August morning said she needed to take more pictures.  I already got a bit worried then but just brushed it off.

A few days after, I got a call back to come in for a diagnostic mammogram this time around plus ultrasound.  I was then told by the breast care nurse that 2 abnormalities were found (Bi-RAD 4/suspicious) and that I needed to have a biopsy done the next week.  

I had a core-needle biopsy done and not to scare off those of you who might need to have one, I find this type of biopsy so barbaric!  I was in so much pain!  But then again each one of us have a different threshold to pain...so what may be painful to me might just be a pinch to you. 

BUT...the biopsy pain I endured then was no comparison to the pain I felt in my ear, my entire body, my soul...upon getting the results call that I have breast cancer.

My heart sank...

Though I’ve already faced breast cancer though my mother whom by GOD’s grace is a 12 years survivor now and still going...I’ve always been the caregiver and not the one who will need caring for...

My first ever surgery was then scheduled 2 weeks after. I was so scared, my faith falters...

Dear GOD, equip me with your strength as I face my biggest challenges.

 Surgery day came...all I can do is offer my life to GOD...

 ...and as if in a blink of an eye it was all over!  

Feeling woozy from the general anesthesia didn’t hinder the clarity of seeing the relieved faces of my loved ones. I felt calmness...

When I said, “My foot is slipping,”your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. ~ Psalm 94:18:19

My post-op recovery is going amazingly well! I’m already up and about early on and especially after the drainage bulbs were removed.  My family and I just came back from a thanksgiving trip to San Juan Capistrano Mission, California where the Shine of St. Peregrine (Patron Saint of cancer patients and survivors) is located inside the Serra Chapel.

Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. ~ Matthew 9:22

Thanksgiving is upon us and I thank GOD for my healing!  It took GOD, St. Peregrine, faith, family and friends to see me through.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Love and light to all!

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I attended mass today scarred but thankful for HIM holding my hands then, now and through my life’s journey ‘til I am finally home with HIM…