About Me

Welcome to The Presents of Presence


On New Year’s Eve of 2001, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and my life changed in an instant as life often does.  My life has evolved since then as I’ve endured 10+ surgeries, embarking  on a journey that has been challenging and yet fulfilling as time goes by.  I began this blog in March of 2010, not knowing where blogging would take me, but I knew that I was on a lifelong Journey of Discovery.

I started out wanting to tell my story, to help other women who are enduring breast cancer and to inspire myself and others to reach out beyond our comfort zones.  I’m not just a breast cancer blogger anymore ~ I hope that perhaps you’ll find a tidbit here and there to take with you, to make you smile and to help you to keep taking baby steps on life’s path.  I’m a great listener and I’m good at holding hands.  So if you find you need a friend, here I am. ♥

As Alice Morse Earle wrote, “”The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present,” which is how my blog’s name has evolved to The Presents of Presence.  I hope you enjoy your visit here ~ I enjoy connecting with you so please feel free to comment!  I am blessed to say that it’s been such a priceless gift as I’ve met so many wonderful people and my life has opened up in such amazing ways.

Let me begin by telling you my story…

Connect with me!

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Twitter:   Misifusa1

Shine On!


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186 thoughts on “About Me

    • Loved reading your blog as well…one click on a post you had written on someone else’s blog and there you were…it was meant to be! Happy Saturday! Glad we’ve connected! 🙂

  1. Glad I found you. We all need sunshine and a positive approach. Look forward to hearing from you on The Good Times (www.thegoodtimes.info), the site for positive news!

  2. What a wonderful blog you have here…your courage and strength and determination shine through every word. Truly you are an inspiration.

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  4. nice to meet you!! my mother-in-law is an over 30 year survivor of breast cancer. but I’ve lost people to that awful disease as well. one just recently. I didn’t know her very well but she was a good friend of a friend. she fought for ten years and lost her fierce battle a couple of weeks ago 😦 we must find a cure!!

  5. my mother had breast cancer too. she survived for a long time. It never came back and I remember she took a small pill each day to help it stay a way. one day out of the blue at the age of 62 she died from an annurism. we were all so shocked, it wasn’t the cancer that took her in the end. love your background colors on your blog. uplifting and Pink!!!

    • Oh, my, this is embarrassing! I guess my morning coffee had kicked in and I was juggling too many things! Yvonne, I am not sure how I came up with Denise. Please accept my apologies! Hope you’ll come on over anyway! 🙂

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  8. I love your blog, sweetie! Keep on keeping on. You are doing fine! You are an inspiration to so many people who have Life hit them in the face. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the recognition that some is pleased.

    Blessings to you for all you do…M

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking some of my posts. Looks like you have a great blog here. Facing death and you are still here. Nothing like it to focus us on the here and now.

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  11. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading more here.sounds like you found some treasure in a difficult journey. I found treasure in my jouney as well. Blessings to you-

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  13. Thank you friends for sharing the article is quite interesting, hopefully we all get that true happiness rays began to warm our hearts and make the heart glad, when we can share with each other sincerely. Lots of love from Gede Prama 🙂 🙂

  14. IAM certainly enjoying my presence on your blog…. and I hope we can both enjoy each others journey into the unknown and creating our hearts desire….. Thankyou so much for coming to my blog… Barbara x

  15. I have just nominated your blog for the “Field of Flowers Award”. It is an opportunity for bloggers to make themselves & their blogs better known to the blogging community.
    You can find out more & read my nominations here …
    Please feel free to decline if you are too busy or awards are just not your thing. People accept or decline for many reasons & the decision is entirely personal. I will, of course, be very happy if you accept:)

  16. Hello … I clicked into your blog this morning after reading your comments to David over at “Lead.Learn.Live ” and was glad that I did. I have read through a couple of your posts now, and will plan on being back soon so I can search more of your historical posts and follow your inspiring journey. My next goal for my day is to click the follow button for your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Thank you for visiting my blogs. It is a pleasure to meet you. I look forward to learning more about you as our blogging walks unfold. May God richly bless your day!!! Skye

  18. I’m just amazed by your GENEROSITY – words are not enough to thank you. I’m sure all you kind and positive words have helped and will help people all around the world. Your blog is wonderful, it is a spring of of HOPE and LOVE and TRUTH. You’re simply blessed. Merci, merci 1000 fois, du fond du coeur!

  19. Hi Misifusa. I’m so glad to have come across your blog. You have such a great outlook on life, and a gift for imparting that outlook on others. I look forward to further reading. I was directed here from Frederic’s Poem’s & Poemes.

    • I am so happy to meet you ~ Frederic is amazing, isn’t he? I love connecting with others so I am off to visit your blog now as well! My heartfelt thanks for visiting me. I look forward to connecting with you! ♥

  20. I am so honored to discover that you are following my blog. What an uplifting testimony you share. You are truly an inspiration to so many! I look forward to reading many more of your blogs and I hope you enjoy commenting as much as I do. It’s so much fun to learn about my followers and create friends from all over the world! Blessings,

  21. Your positive outlook is truly refreshing to this soul!…I’m glad to have come across your blog!
    With much love

  22. Thank you so much for your time and interest in my blog articles. Your kindness and support have touched my heart. I am so glad and so blessed to have met up with you here. You are an inspiration. God bless you, my new friend. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Love and Light ♥

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  24. Hopping over from Inspired2Ignite. Glad to have you participating in our blog-hop! I know you’ll enjoy meeting a few new bloggers.

    Blessings to you, Misifusa!

  25. Good morning. Thank you for visiting my blog. Cee is wonderful, isn’t she? And she has wonderful friends like you. You are an inspiring person. I enjoy reading your blog. I think everyone needs a dose of inspiration nowadays. Thank you! Helen

  26. Hello…

    I just wanted to catch up and say “thank you. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also add my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    The blog has grown to some 1150 posts now; so if you are at a loose end one day, you’d be most welcomed to stay a while and have a trawl through. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu to help in said digging process. Saying that, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know.

    As for cancer; well that beast has, lime many others, invaded my life circle too many times. Praying that one day a cure will be found xx

    Anyway, thanks again and hope you have a great day…


    • So happy to connect with you. I enjoy your blog and I admire your enthusiasm with the amount of posts you’ve written! Woo Hoo to you! I am sorry cancer has reared its ugly head in your life circle as well. It is a beast I would love slayed one day as well. I look forward to reading more of your posts on your blog. You are welcome here anytime as well! ♥

  27. Yvonne, even though I have been reading your blog for awhile now, I would have had no idea you went through this, you have transcended your past and have truly become a inspiration to all! I am blessed to have met you in the blogging world! Heart to Heart Robyn

  28. I understand Yvonne how you must have felt, Cancer is a word that can promote great fear. I had suspected breast Cancer, the Doctor felt it was very advanced and she booked me into have the Mammogram and Ultra Sound on the Friday.

    It was almost a week to wait and having just lost my Sister Julie because of Bowel Cancer, I was a mess but on the Thursday I said to God; if this is how my life is going to end on earth than I’m ready to come to be with You and I than experienced the most wonderful Peace, I no longer felt frightened.

    When the woman was doing the tests the next day, she was taking so long I asked what was wrong, she had a diagram from my Doctor showing where the lump was but she said she couldn’t find it.

    That was over 5 years ago and all my Mammograms have been clear since and I have had no more lumps and just like the other life threatening conditions I have been healed from, it never returned but I still suffer some pain and use God’s Balm with prayer for relief and if needed tablets and I thank God for both these, all good things come from God not bad.

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

    • Anne, how wonderful!! Thank you for sharing your story. ♥ I’m so sorry to hear about Julie. My heartfelt sympathy to you. Keep your faith strong, stay healthy, keep sharing your story and shine your heartlight for all to see. You are an inspiration! ♥

  29. I’m really glad that you started blogging, and even more glad (is that correct English?) that you a cancer survivor and have so much to tell

  30. Hi Misifusa I’m sorry that I lost contact with you which has happened with others, I have had a lot of Computer and Internet Provider problems but hopefully most are resolved now.

    Like you I value friendship greatly as I do honesty, God never intended us to fly alone of course Jesus is my closest friend but I Love all my friends just as they are and yes they are all unique. friendship always involves two not just one, we give and receive , thank you for taking an interest in my Blog and for reminding me you care.

    Blessings – Anne.

    • Thank you for your visit here. I enjoyed reading your posts on your blog as well as they are informative, easy to understand and for me, because I think the mind/body connection is strong, it’s refreshing to read from a physician’s point of view. You make easy to understand suggestions in your blog for others to make simple changes in their diet, their routines and in their minds. I’m glad we’ve connected. I guess I need to thank Danny’s blog! 🙂

  31. Hi I want to thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and for decide to follow! I jam happy to discover your beautiful Blog and connecting with you! I hope that you enjoy my Art and find happiness while browsing around my pages. I am looking forward to get to know you lets stay connected…:-)

  32. Hello!
    I stopped by here because of a comment you left at Dream Big Dream Often, and because i liked your tagline. Then when i read your About, i was startled to see some similarities to my situation. I was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly two years ago, and due to many complications have only recently completed treatment. Somewhere in between, i started a blog – but not about that.
    Anyway, glad to come across your site – thank you for writing.

    • Katherine, I’m happy to connect with you. Sorry to hear about the BC diagnosis. If I can help you, please let me know as I’ve been there and I understand how hard it can be at times. ♥

      • Thank you so much, Misifusa! It has been a rough couple of years, but i think the worst is behind me for now. Great to connect with you as well… 🙂

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