Michelle, Southaven, MS
I haven't been tested for BRCA yet, but I have another gene mutation that labels me high risk and a family history. I'm getting my PBM in spring '11.
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Hi! I'm Michelle and I'm 27 in Southaven, MS. I work at a local furniture store and am in my second year of nursing school.I'm not married, but been dating my boyfriend for 7 years. We have three dogs, which are my babies :)I am the oldest of four girls, and we are all pretty close in age.(my poor father!)
The hardest part of my journey
I think that knowing my breasts' days are numbered is hard. I've always been a bigger chested girl, and I developed earlier than most. I feel like I've been defined by my breasts for so long that I'll be losing a piece of myself, not just physically.
If I could do it over again
I would have gone with a PBM last year. I feel like this year, going through the surveillance, biopsy, and surgery was just an excerise in futility.
My participation with FORCE
Yes, reading other's stories and especially the book Previvors, has helped me to realize that others like me DO exist.
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