Alison , New York
I found out around Christmas time that I was positive for BRCA 1.
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I am 33, married and have a smart and sassy three year old little girl who makes me smile everyday (she makes me cry sometimes as well, she is three, par for the course!)
The hardest part of my journey
Accepting is still hard. Navigating around the diagnosis and feeling confident in my decisions is hard as well. I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder as well, some days I feel like a ball of emotion and worry, other days I am too busy to think about it (although its always in the back of my mind hiding!) The thought that I may have passed this to my little girl makes my stomach turn, that is really hard! BUT, overall I feel lucky to have the knowledge and have found some really great doctors who are guiding me on my journey. My family and friends are amazing as well.
If I could do it over again
No, I wouldn't. I am at the beginning of my journey and feel that knowledge is power so onward I go!
My participation with FORCE
FORCE has been a great resource for me, I know I am not alone!
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