Well about a week and a half ago I was diagnosed with Invasive Ducal Carcinoma, in short breast cancer. I got this idea that I needed to share my thoughts with my friends and a few family members while I’m going through this process and I am finding out quickly it ain’t nothing but a thang!!! Just something that gets in the way and irritates you till its gone.  It’s pretty stubborn and I am determined to get it out of me as fast as possible. I want other women to also know what I am going  through and to be brave, braver than me, and know its all okay to feel what they are feeling. And BAbY…I gots lots of feeling and emotions and lots to say. Go with me on this journey to the unknown Will Rogers…and watch me get to the other side with dignity and grace. And THANKS FOR BEING MY FRIEND. Sam VanBibber


9 Responses to About

  1. Marti Ewing says:

    Sam I had no idea you were going through this. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. You are more then boobs and hair and more then this sickness. I love the way you are handleingthis with humor and grace. I will pray for a ful recovery…

    • yeah it totally sucks….just at the beginning and I’m sorta out of my mind….but tying to hang on and be strong…what choice do I have…life just hands you so much shit sometimes…I’ve had my share…

  2. Rick says:

    Sam, I am so sorry to hear this.

  3. Trina says:

    But he knoweth the way I that I take; when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
    Job 23:10
    Keep shining Sam sending you light and love

  4. Randy Keith says:

    Kick its ass girl!!!

  5. Cindy Peterson aka Cindy Lou Who says:

    Sam – you don’t know me. I am a friend of Myrna Sanders. I am an 11 year survivor of breast cancer. It was in an advanced stage, 3b, when we found it. I am currently stage 4 and have been since 2006. I am still here. Currently doing some chemo because “it” had spread to my lungs but recent scans were clean. I was already not eating any meat except for fish but had a chance encounter with a natural healing dude who had cured himself of a benign brain tumor thru a raw diet which he learned thru spending 3 weeks at Hippocrates Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. http://www.hippocratesinst.org Some of the the lecture videos are on Youtube, the director is Brian Clement so look for those. You are on the beginning of the right track cutting out the sugars and whites but there is waaaaaay more to it than that.
    Part of my purpose is to talk to newly diagnosed women and help them by giving them knowledge. I didn’t have anyone to talk to when I was diagnosed. You are just thrown into this medical machine and that chaos that goes on in your head sometimes is rough to say the least. We have thoughts and deep seated fears that we will not share with anyone, not our significant others, not our family, not our best friends because we don’t want to scare them or burden them BUT you need to express those thoughts and feelings to someone even if it is just that you write them down. I went to a retreat that changed my life and the way I thought about the disease and then I was a volunteer staff member for a number of years. If you could get to one of these it would help you beyond mesure. http://www.bcrf.org They have scholarships for those who can’t afford the small cost and can sometimes even pay your trip.

    PLEASE feel free to call me. I would love to talk to you and give you more information about the raw diet and what to not eat. Ask Myrna about me.

    Peace and love,

  6. lynn finley says:

    Sam, this is Lynn Finley. I sent you a friend request on facebook. I hope you add me so that we can keep up with each other. I was so shocked to see what has been going on in your life. But, also glad to see how bravely you are coping and how many friends you have in your corner. Let’s catch up!

    • Lynn Finley, How the hell are you and where are you? I have thought of you so many times and have posted the photo of us during art car parade of us dressed in our signature..leopard clothing….lolololol…me, still into it..lololol..and I have a feeling you are too. YEs, I have your email now and let me look at your request on FB and become FB friends since we are really OLD older friends too in real life. I do hope you are doing well….love you and miss you …Sam

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