Tag: breast cancer

Freedom

It’s exactly two months after the second surgery. Now that I am in the clear to resume all physical activities, today I decided to test out how running feels, after being away from it for 6 months. In a word, it was pure freedom. Freedom. To return to a body that is healed and ready to…


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to provide this link as a reminder to all women how to “be aware.” Click this link for a good to-the-point article.  On my home front, today I had my 8 week post-operative appointment. The doc says things are healing well, and I’ve been cleared to begin strength…


Thinking Of My Next Steps: BRCA Blog

So the blues didn’t last long at all. I think it was just a momentary fallout after the final surgery. The new job is going very well, and despite being a little tired as I’m still getting used to the new schedule, I feel great. I’m sleeping very well — and comfortably! Rolling around like…


BRCA1 Blog Entry: Surgery Is Over, So Why Am I Feeling Down?

Today I had my 1 week post-op appointment. My doctor basically said things are looking good, healing well, and I’m to go back in 3 weeks for another check-in. Everything is great! So why am I experiencing a sudden wave of downtrodden feelings? This entire surgical “adventure” I’ve been on since deciding to get the…


Completing My Surgical Journey to Prevent Hereditary Breast Cancer (BRCA1)

I’d like to invite you to read and share my blog on my surgical journey to prevent hereditary breast cancer caused by the BRCA1 mutation. Anyone can read it and pass it on to someone you think may benefit from seeing first-hand what the choice to have a preventative double mastectomy and breast reconstruction is…


Follow My BRCA Blog for Information and Laffs

I have this in common with Angelina Jolie, but it isn’t Brad Pitt. It’s a BRCA1 mutation, i.e. the “breast cancer gene.” It runs in my father’s side of the family and I recently tested positive for it. I’m healthy and do not have cancer, therefore I decided to take preventative measures.   I keep…


Follow My BRCA Blog

My personal blog on life as a BRCA1 mutation carrier is in full swing. I invite you to follow along as I navigate the waters on this side of the genetic test! If you or someone you know is a BRCA mutant, feel free to pass along the URL. By sharing my experience, I hope to…


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