Here I am, 4 years out from my surgery, 4 years out from the upheaval of my life. The time when so many normal “take them for granted” things in my life changed. Leading up to the surgery were feelings of anxiety, doubt, fear, and “why me?” Right after surgery, were feelings of relief and looking forward to moving on. I was blessed to have so many supportive family members and friends with me in this journey.
I never thought that my story and my blog would become something that other women would find and read. It never occurred to me that my journey would be one to inspire, comfort, and help others with the BRCA2 gene make the difficult decisions that we all face. It took a cancer diagnosis for me to finally take all the steps necessary to ensure that I will be around as my son grows up.
Thank you to everyone who has e-mailed me to ask advice and to tell their story. We are not alone.
Post Script: For those who have just learned of their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetics, look into joining F.O.R.C.E. (Facing Our Risks of Cancer Empowered) at: