I’m getting my new boobs today! Hooray!
I don’t talk about a lot of the details with the gene mutation because honestly it scares me when I dig into all of it BUT, I have chosen and will continue to do everything in my power to control what I CAN control and to have PEACE about what I can’t control.
A very brief explanation of what I’m dealing with here:
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that EVERYONE has, these genes produce tumor suppressor proteins. When one of the genes is mutated, you do not have the protection to repair damaged DNA and cells, and you are more likely to develop alterations that can lead to cancer. This gene mutation was discovered by a crazy smart scientist in 1994. So, when my Grandma had breast cancer in 1989, the mutation wasn’t even discovered.
The mutated gene can be inherited from your mother or father and if one of your parents carries the mutation, your risk of inheriting it is 50 percent.
My mom is the culprit for me- my Grandma is the culprit for her and we believe my Great-Grandpa is the culprit for my Grandma. (He died of prostate cancer). Sadly, this means Marshall and any of my future children will have to be tested as well. But, this is not something to worry or even think about until they are much older.
Oh an I am really freaking hungry right now because my surgery isn’t until 1pm and I haven’t been able to eat since last night.
Cheers to new boobs.
Oh and also- Marshall and I got to go to Florida to visit my sister, her kids, aunts, uncles and grandparents over the weekend.
A few things I learned from this experience:
- You don’t have time to be scared to fly when you are managing a crazy 19 month old.
- Only an insane individual would chose to fly with that kid again. I’ve done a few hard things in life and that might top the list. We were up and down the aisles at least 40 times, there was a temper tantrum on the floor in the back of the plane, random ladies were trying to help me, I cried twice and flight attendants were giving me free drinks.
Oh wait- first you need to watch this video, apparently Marshall likes to dance with Indians:
|This was from our flight down- the flight home was MUCH worse.
|Marshall and my Grandma (Mimi to him) talking about the water & the ducks
|With my sisters Ericka & Shelby, Marshall, and niece and nephew Giovanna and Gunner.