This day, February 14 last year was the day I had my mortifying appointment with the Dr., resident, my husband, and my foul hoagie body odor. Yes, I knew of my BRCA1 mutation, but that appointment is what got me to where I am today. Last year was a lesson in many thing, patience being at the top of the list. But it has all paid off. Although I struggle with other aspects of my life, as we all do, this is one thing that I no longer have to worry about. I faced this head on and smashed it into the ground. I punched it in the throat. See this little nugget? Today is her 6th birthday. I must say that I love my dogs more than almost anything and they bring me so much joy. They were there to love, snuggle, comfort, and make me laugh during this entire thing. Happy birthday Vee!
It’s amazing what can happen in a year. I will be forever changed for the better and am thankful that God has been watching over me. My journey is far from over, but I can’t wait to see what this year brings. I have learned so much this year about myself and about other people. I was surprised at the people in my life that rallied behind me and supported me, and was surprised by some who I thought would step up but didn’t. Everyone deals with life’s tribulations differently. I get that. Thank you everyone for all of the help/prayers/love/support. But thank you most of all to God and my family who were there to pick me up when I was down.