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Trigger tonight, retrieval Monday!

We made it to trigger!  For a few days early on, it seemed like we might not, so this is a great step and a relief!  333 more words


Out of the Closet

I’ve started talking about the BRCA-1 gene mutation to folks in my outer networks. In the beginning, it felt very private & intimate, and it still is, but I’m more comfortable accepting my life for what it is. 1,411 more words


It's Not Like I'm Smoking Crack

In an effort to figure out if I should still be this insane and depressed, I picked up my copy of “What To Expect…” the other night and came across something interesting. 418 more words


Genetic Testing Results

Today was the day we’ve been waiting for. Time has flown, and yet at the same time I can feel each second ticking by, so slow, one after the other. 431 more words

Prenatal Genetic Screening

Testing is a huge component of proper care. I am always on the lookout for learning about new tests and their validity and this is an interesting one. 130 more words

BRCA Testing & Self Exams

It was exactly 3 months ago today that I received news of my diagnosis.  Since then, many people have asked me how I knew I was BRCA positive and how the cancer was found.  607 more words


Thumbs Up, you've been diagnosed.

When you tell people, you get all kinds of responses.

Many people don’t respond at all. I am not sure if they don’t know what to say, don’t care, didn’t want to know, can’t handle the information, don’t think it is relevant to them, or what. 1,148 more words

Fragile X Syndrome