I thought this was a corny term when I first heard it, but it has become a part of my vocabulary when trying to explain to someone why I'm having a mastectomy and what BRCA 1 is. I'm now just one week away from my mastectomy and I'm really excited or maybe that's just nervous energy. I'm trying to get my house in order and make lists of how to care for the children.
I also went to another FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) and there are three of us having the same surgery within weeks of each other and I'm going first. So they are anxious to hear what I go through.
I was also asked to speak at a Women of Influence conference about my journey with BRCA1. I'm so excited and honored, but I'm a horrible public speaker. I know kind of ironic since I was a teacher. I know God will give me the strength to educate others on this subject. So I'm going to do in just a couple of months. I should probably go ahead an write my speech so I'm not trying to write under the influence of anesthesia or pain drugs.