Tonight I watched a documentary called 'Jade's Legacy: The Fight Goes On', a programme following several women dealing with cervical cancer. I have sobbed my heart out tonight, I have watched these women and their families, watched them be brave and watched them deal with cancer. Cancer that they had no way of knowing was coming. Cancer that has destroyed their lives & futures. Cancer that snuck up on them and caused havoc and heartbreak.
THAT WILL NOT BE ME.
I have a choice, I have a heads up, I am so lucky. I know I am highly likely to get breast or ovarian cancer. I have the power to do something about this NOW before it is too late. I am so very fortunate. If you asked any of the women in that programme if they could go back to before they had cancer, IF they could have surgery, have something removed to avoid getting cancer would they do it? In fact if you asked any person who has had cancer that same question what would they say? I am betting the majority would shout, scream, cry YES.
I truly believe I am lucky and I really am thankful that I know I have this gene. And I have had my 6 months to sit back, to try not to think about it, to allow myself time to gather my thoughts. Well after this programme tonight I can tell you they are gathered and they are this .....
CANCER, YOU WILL NOT GET ME!!! BRCA1 I AM COMING TO GET YOU!!!!!!