Process Makes Perfect.

In the past 2 weeks, I’ve found out I’m relatively normal! Just a serious genetic mutation and a history of melanoma to get in the way. But otherwise, normal. In …

Green Palate Perk

And now for a[nother] nutritional break… We have been juicing broccoli stems in a green drink this past week, leaving us with lots of broccoli to eat. I found the …

Wake Up Green

And now for a nutritional break… Oh for the love of oxygen! Dark leafy green plants contain chlorophyll, which cleanses, builds and alkalizes your blood and acts like an energy …

What to Ask… Lady Parts

This is a compilation of what we’re learning to ask using resources from the book Positive Results, speaking to other women who have gone through prophylactic surgeries due to a BRCA …

Arming Ourselves

“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War I’ve started thinking about this as a …

Reality bites

Woke at 3am. Instant wide awake, mind racing, fears pummeling. Stomach is tight, heart is sore. Not a time for self-pity but it flows over me. Not a time for …

What to Ask… Breast

Breast Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons This is a compilation of what we’re learning to ask using resources from the book Positive Results, speaking to other women who have gone through …

Social

We posted our present reality on Facebook today. We shared our fears and hopes and we opened up our hearts to whomever may look in. It felt so scary for …

Alternative Paths?

I am amazed at the vitriol that was posted on social media sites following Angelina Jolie’s announcement about her positive BRCA diagnosis and consequent double mastectomy. The anger at “big …

Gratitude for BRCA

When my older sister got diagnosed with a 2nd breast cancer two months ago and had to have a mastectomy, it changed things for me as well. She’s been incredibly brave …

15 Years of Surveillance

When my mother died nearly 4 years ago, I was crushed. It wasn’t just losing her, it was how we lost her. Her cancer, multiple myeloma, was ugly and furious. …

2nd Chances

My wife Bonnie’s recent positive diagnosis (wow, has it only been a week) for the BRCA2 gene has been like a hammer blow to my heart. After many failed marriages …

Positive Results: BRCA2

My world just got rocked!! I carry the BRCA2 mutation. This indicates a probability that I will get breast and/or ovarian cancer in my lifetime. Why did I get tested? …