Teachfood (Heather), St. Joseph, MO
Tested BRCA 2 + in Nov. 2012, have total hysterectomy in Dec. 2010, and scheduling PBM w/ expanders for June 2012. Married for 16 years and 3 kiddos.
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My grandmother died from ovarian cancer at 52, my father passed from lung cancer at 58, my uncle passed from stomach cancer soon after my father passing. My Uncles daughter (my cousin) was dx with breast cancer and BRCA 2 + . She informed me and I tested positive as well. We are 2 of the only 3 females on that side of the family. No one else has went through the testing in the family. I have 2 daughters that are preteen and teen. My 3rd, youngest, is a boy. I have been married for 16 years. I am a high school teacher a Zumba instructor.
The hardest part of my journey
My father passing and knowing I have 2 daughters that may have the gene mutation as well.
If I could do it over again
No, I don't believe so. I do not have any regrets.
My participation with FORCE
Yes, I feel that I am among friends that are going through the same struggles I am. Only the FORCE sisters truly know what I feel and experience.
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