Tag: health

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…


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…


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…


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