October 31, 2011 by Julie Moon

So not only does the wonderful BRCA 1 gene I possess mean that I get my chest butchered but I also have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.   Well you know what that means right? Yep…I get to have those removed too.  When? I have no idea.  Because losing your ovaries sucks worse than losing your breasts.  Why?  Because what 35 year old woman wants to go through menopause?  Not this one!

But I must remember…….lose your breast + lose your ovaries = keep your life.

I keep stumbling around on the internet researching and looking for something helpful.  I need to do more research about my situation and what I plan to do.  I read an amazing story from another BRCA person…35.  Her story was empowering and just what I needed to read.  But then I just have this overwhelming nausea that I can’t shake.  And I feel hot inside…and like my heart is going to pound out of my chest.  I can’t imagine if today was the day for me to make that step.  One of these days…not too far from now… it will be.  Will I feel this way every time I think about it?  Will I feel this scared every time?  Thank goodness I pray…that’s about all that seems to calm me down.

Do not be afraid….Do not be afraid…Do not be afraid

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