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A Brief History

In 2003, I tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene mutation.  Without getting into the medical details, it means that my risk for getting breast or ovarian cancer is much higher than the general population. My mother is a breast (1996) and ovarian (2002) cancer survivor. ...

Why a blog?

Today I went for a beautiful run in a local reservoir.  As I was running and listening to Adele (my husband is so sick of her that I now have to listen to her songs when I’m alone), I had a great idea.  Most of my brilliant ideas come to me when I’m swimming,...

What this blog isn’t

This blog will NOT focus on the medical information that surrounds this decision.  There are lots of doctors, genetic counselors, websites, message boards, and patients to whom you can talk to find out more about this medical issue.  If you’d like to see a chart...

What’s the plan?

Since I’m a “planner,” I planned this surgery over nine months ago. The doctors (who I will get to in later posts) and their staff have been amazing as I prepare for this event.  However, I think they thought I was a little nuts when I called in...

W.O.W. (Words of Wisdom)

I hope to post interesting, thoughtful and kind words that I receive from friends and family members in this space.  This week’s lucky winner is Bonnie H. Bonnie is a dear high school friend, who makes me laugh and smile every single time I see her and even when...