It’s been just a little over 2 years since my genetic test results showed that I did indeed carry the BRCA 1 and 2 genetic mutation, just like my mom.
At the time, I was immediately placed on a high risk screening program for both breast and ovarian cancer, but other than my MRI, mammogram, ultrasound, blood test, etc every 6 months, I wasn’t thinking much about my BRCA mutations.
Over the past several months, the Lord has been prompting me to explore, ask hard questions, and even make decisions that I never really imagined I would be faced with.
This is just a short post to say that in the middle of all those decisions and questions and hard places, is a deep desire to flesh out everything we’ve walked through in the past few months with words.
Mostly I want to tell this story because I believe our stories are powerful. I believe that someone else one day may be comforted by my journey or my struggle or my questions. While trying to decide what our next step was in regard to BRCA 1 and 2, I read a lot of books and blogs and honestly had a hard time finding someone who was feeling the same things I was. So my hope is that by sharing all the parts of this next leg in our BRCA journey, someone else may have an easier road because of my honesty and vulnerability.
Thanks for following along. This is just the beginning of the story.