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This blog chronicles my journey from being someone completely ignorant about the BRCA1 gene mutation to a “previvor” who had to face many decisions, learn many new medical facts and make hard choices with no real good answers to guide them.  The blog is written in chronological order so that you can follow my journey from beginning to end.  Some of the stops along the way may mirror stages or choices you may have encountered.  I hope that it is helpful in some way.

-Lynne

Iron Man Triathlon. Done.

You know what they say, “When one blog closes, another blog opens.” Wait, I think that’s about windows, but anyway, you get the point. In August 2014, I completed my first IronMan Triathlon. I kept a blog, Fe2014, My Iron Year, which I turned into an...

The Half Iron Triathlon I Never Thought I’d Do

Those of you who have been following this blog know that one of the challenges with which I struggled, besides the obvious medical ones, was wondering if I would ever return to the level of competition in running and triathlons that I had achieved pre-surgeries.  I am...

When Angelina won’t return your phone calls

I started this blog, stemming from my BRCA1 status, to record the journey I took from the decision to have surgery through my recovery. I wanted to share it with as many friends and family members that were interested.  I wanted to be “public” about...

On the road again

Since my last post on July 16th, I have literally and figuratively hit the ground running.  Physically I am feeling stronger and stronger every day.  For all of this I am truly grateful. As I reflect on the summer of 2012, I feel as though I’ve been given a...

Burying the lead

“In India, we have a saying: Everything will be alright in the end. So if it’s not alright, it is not yet the end.” Although I’ve never seen the movie, my friend was telling me about this great quote as it related to something that was...

On the recovery road

I wasn’t going to post anything until I got the results from my pathology report next Monday, July 16th, but Leland said that I should let people know how I’m doing, recovery-wise. Four full days post surgery and I am proud to say that I am feeling...

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part – Part III

[Full disclosure.  It”s Leland.] Monday June 3rd was cleanse day for Lynne.  New sheets, new PJs, special soap for her first of two pre-surgery showers.  She also had to drink magnesium citrate, which, from the look on her face, tasted as good as it sounded....

Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in!

Although what I am about to write is far from funny, I am reminded of a joke that I learned when I was a kid.  We used to tell this joke so much, that we would just use the punch line and it still got a big laugh. The Captain called the Sergeant in. “Sarge, I...

Feeling Whole at the Half

On Sunday, April 15th, I completed the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon in Central Park in New York City.  Having lived in Manhattan for 12 years, running in Central Park was nothing new. And I’ve been running races for 22 years, so...

Yesterday's News

In late January, as many regular blog readers know, I was finally given clearance to start swimming again. My first swim was on January 27.  Other than noticing that I filled out my bathing suit a bit more, the swim workout itself didn’t feel very different from the...
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