You can find my original Brca story here.
I went to the meeting. I was so nervous because I had never been to a FORCE meeting before. For one it was out of town so I kinda got lost ( yes at night) but found my way just in time. I arrived and no one was there yet! So I waited and another lady was wondering the halls. She was there for the meeting too. Soon after all at once the rest of the ladies showed up. They all had smiling faces. It was nice to see. But one of the ladies I saw had no hair & a ball cap on. I knew then right away before I even knew her name Cancer had hit her. It gripped me hard. She reminded me of my mom who also died of ovarian cancer & all the struggles she had. I was crying inside and a tear leaked down my face she did not see as all the memories came flooding back and as I stood and saw this glowing woman who seems so strong! Because you see that's why we are there. To be informed & to make better choices. To be pro-active & seek support so we can extend our life. If you are Brca positive you are at a much higher risk for female cancers than the average person.
I learned the name of each woman at the table and in a nut shell their story with Brca or further on to Cancer. At times I wanted to cry. Yet these women are still here. Because they stayed pro-active and informed of their situation of Brca. It saved their lives. I am inspired even more to stay as on top of this Brca thing for myself as I can be. I am thankful for God's timing. The year I had the test was 2009. At the time the insurance we had covered the $3000.00 dollar genetics test. So now I know.
I got lots of doctor's name from these knowledgeable ladies. I learned of tests I should have done for what they call "surveillance" to stay on top of it. I really do feel more empowered after going & learning & seeing their strength & wisdom. That's what Force is all about!
I can't wait for the next meeting! Meanwhile I am making doctors calls. It was refreshing to finally be in a room of women who are like me because since my test in 2009 I had not met face to face with any one else who has Brca positive. This really helped me to finally put all of this into perspective and get busy cause I have a lot of life left in me & a lot of things I wanna do in this life and I refuse to let cancer ever stand in the way!
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