Sunday, February 15, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

BRCA Umbrella

BRCA Umbrella
My internet buddy and BRCA sister,
Leigh-Ann Jones, has created a fabulous new network for those who have tested positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, BRCA family and friends.

Bringing together people who have
tested positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2,
the breast and ovarian cancer gene.

BRCA Umbrella, BRCA Gene and You

Go on over and check it out!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Downside of Not Doing DIEP Reconstruction

Since my initial appointment with the breast surgeon last August, I was hoping to have DIEP reconstruction when I had my mastectomy. As I previously posted, I am not a good candidate for DIEP so will be having expander and implant reconstruction. I'm pleased with this idea, but there is a downside...

Since August, I've been eating a little extra in hopes of building up a little more belly fat. You know, the more belly fat, the bigger the boobs! I was telling everyone "I'm not putting on weight, I'm growing boobs". We'll, hasn't that just backfired on me! No DIEP means no tummy tuck that goes along with it.

Guess I'll now have to get rid of the excess the old fashioned way! Good thing I at least enjoy yoga and pilates! I think I'm going to have to learn to love sit-ups too!