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My BRCA Journey – Surgery Time – Salpingo Oophorectomy

  What being BRCA positive means: It’s been a year since my mom’s ovarian cancer diagnosis. Thankfully she’s been in remission for a few months now and she’s feeling, and I might add looking, great. It’s just shy of a … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye – My BRCA Journey

Since the day I received the news I was BRCA2 positive I’ve run the gamut of emotions. I mean, I know that’s not an earth shattering declaration, I was told my lifetime risk of breast cancer is extremely high, along … Continue reading

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Colorado – A Reason for Everything

Flashnano is a challenge that involves writing 30 stories in 30 days throughout the month of November. A new writing prompt every day. Then just write. I’m not editing these until later, for now they’re just the raw piece of … Continue reading

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BRCA2 — Decisions, Decisions

‪Getting a positive BRCA2 (mutation in a gene that puts you at a much higher risk for getting cancer) result has changed my life. Between my mom’s current battle with ovarian cancer, and my sister and my positive BRCA results, … Continue reading

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My BRCA is Broke-A… Now What?

My BRCA (2) is Broke-A… Now What? First let me put on my doctor’s hat… ok, yeah, I’m not a doctor, I’m a graphic designer, but really same difference, right? And I’ve been reading so much medical junk, I’m practically … Continue reading

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Before and After

How fast we learn lessons when time isn’t guaranteed. On Friday, April 20th I found out my mom has ovarian cancer. Cancer, is there a more terrifying word? Every issue I had with my mom, real and imagined, fell away. … Continue reading

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The Water’s Edge

Brian and Katrina leave the doctor’s office. Neither have said a word since the doctor stopped talking. They just nodded their heads and left. “Please, take me to the seashore.” Katrina says through her tears. They walk hand in hand … Continue reading

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