Friday, November 14, 2008

Thought for the day.

The BRCA Crystal Ball ~ Blessing or Curse?

I was the first in our family to learn of the genetic mutation. Going by our family history, I inherited the mutation from my mother who inherited it from her father who inherited it from his mother. That was my great grandmother Lavina.

Knowing you are BRCA+ is often viewed as either a blessing or a curse. Yet, many days it certainly feels like both to me. I guess that is how life is...grey and not black and white, right? Nothing is ever perfect. Life is hard and full of tough decisions.

When all is said and done, the knowledge is a huge blessing in my eyes. Not knowing wouldn't keep me safe. Knowing gives me choices...choices my mother never had.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Now if the power brokers that be would just give us a cure we could have even more choices---
BTW we had a Lavina in my family history too and I love that name.