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BRCA1: Cancer Prevention and the Single Lady

In the summer of 2007 my mom signed us up for a genetic study at a major hospital in Canada. During the interview I learned that my maternal grandmother died from ovarian cancer in her 50s and I think three of her sisters died from breast cancer. 864 more words

Day 46: Even on drugs we can't pull one over on ya...

Day 46: “Even on drugs we can’t pull one over on ya…”

That is a quote from my mom.  We went for coffee and stopped by the post office, everyone assured me we had the key.. 704 more words

Dear Facebook...

Dear Mr Zuckerberg and the many people who run and contribute to Facebook,

I know you’re probably very busy, with all your meetings and your business, but I sincerely hope that one day, this letter reaches you. 781 more words

November 3, 2014: It's a Date!

Today, my doctors called to tell me my surgery is set up for Friday, November 21st at 8:00AM. I will undergo a double mastectomy – my tatas can’t be saved. 491 more words

Breast Cancer

Amoena on Figleaves this Spring

Amoena will be stocked on Figleaves this Spring in a number of key styles for post breast surgery. In lingerie, the Rebecca, Madeleine and sexy Josephine (featured below) are key garments offered alongside the New York swimsuit with playful mesh neckline, soft cups and comfortable shaping fabric. 32 more words


Here's to loss (and the gains that follow)

Last week, we were in Florida while the rest of the Maritimes dug themselves out from another ‘white-mare’. I am sure it seems to everyone who lives here that there will never be an end to all the snowy, blizzard-y winter weather we have been experiencing over that last two months. 1,036 more words

Mastectomy, Pathology Results And A Rhetorical Question

So it’s been one week since my preventative double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction because I have the BRCA gene mutation and it hasn’t been that bad. 1,003 more words