BRCA Positive & The Emotional Rollercoaster

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

We all know one of those people, who is quietly kind, always giving, even if they have little themselves.  Never taking credit or making a big deal about how much they do for others …. so what happens when that person is going through something rough, well, quite often nothing happens. There are good causes and charities everywhere, but not so often on an individual level do we rally around someone going through a tough time and help. Well, we happen to know one of these ‘quiet givers’ and we also know she has and is going through something rough.  If you would like to donate a product/service to spoil Kelly simply email

Written by Kelly


To say this process has been an emotional rollercoaster is the understatement of the year.  I have experienced a lot of emotions, more than I ever thought I would.

When I first found out I was BRCA positive I was scared first and foremost.  I was scared thinking about the fact that my daughter might have this awful fate too.  Then I was scared about getting breast or ovarian cancer and that my daughter would have to see her mummy sick.  Perhaps if I did get cancer, then I might not be around for her.

Then came sadness … that I would have to lose my breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes … the very things that made me female.  What would people think of a woman walking down the street with no boobs?  What would my husband think of his wife having no boobs or baby making organs?  Did I want another baby?  Could I have another baby?

I never once felt sorry for myself or angry that I had been dealt this hand in life, as it has been a blessing in disguise it turns out.

When I had the date set for the mastectomy, of course I was anxious, but once the big day arrived, I was so calm … weirdly so actually.  I had a few complications with the surgery, so I didn’t really have a chance to think and reflect on things much.  Now that I am home, I am able to go through things in my head and above all else I feel so happy.  I may not have breasts but my chances of breast cancer are so low now and I am just so happy to have so many amazing and supportive people in my life.  I truly am blessed.

Read Kelly’s First Post here … Double Mastectomy … could you do it?
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