Since finding out my BRCA status, I have experienced a roller coaster of emotions and I have finally come to a point where I feel comfortable sharing my experience with others. So from here out, I am going to be posting my journey from surveillance through preventative surgeries and beyond to this blog.
I am going to let you know from the start that there might be some gruesome details along the way. I have been reading books, message boards, and following a number of other BRCA blogs to learn as much as I can about these surgeries before hand. Unlike some BRCA blogs out there, I will promise right now that I will not be posting pictures of my breasts! No matter how good they look post surgery, I'm keeping them to myself. Can you imagine what would happen if a student came across pictures of their teacher's breast online? I don't want to find out.
I'm simply hoping that it can help keep my friends and family updated as I move forward with preventative surgeries. I also hope that it might help others considering going down this path as well.
For the next few days, I'll be posting a few excerpts from my journal to give a little history. Enjoy!