11-03-2021 Since the very first time my husband and I talked to our son about my BRCA1 status and the fact that, as my son, he had a 50/50 chance of inheriting the mutation, he often raises his right hand as if holding a CB radio and mumbles (like a seasoned truck driver) the phraseContinue reading “BRCA BRCA ONE NINE”
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9-28-2021 With summer officially ending, the month of September focused on raising awareness of Ovarian and other Hereditary Cancers, followed by October raising awareness for Breast Cancer, I have found myself in quite the reflective mood. I have pondered what my existence was like before finding out I carry the BRCA1 mutation (which was exactlyContinue reading “Awareness Rising”
THIS IS BRCA POSITIVE!
August 2, 2021 It’s been 4 months since my Double Mastectomy. I am happy to report that I continue to heal and am doing quite well. Thankfully my recovery has gone as smoothly as it has, because approximately 2 weeks into it, we found out my husband has a rare bone disease called Kienbock’s Disease. Continue reading “THIS IS BRCA POSITIVE!”
4-4-2021 WARNING ~ There WILL BE pictures! If you don’t want to see them, close your eyes and turn back now. ~ Additional Warning ~ I am still medicated and this may not be the best grammatical post I have done! Here we go…… And, just like that, surgery is over! I want to sayContinue reading “It’s TWINS”
3-31-2021 ~ WARNING ~ Proceed with Caution (or sunglasses). If the site of a boob scares you, turn back now! After 14 months of researching, thinking about and planning for a Prophylactic Double Mastectomy, the time for it is pretty much here. In two days, I will walk into Magee Women’s Hospital and place myContinue reading “Boobvoyage!”