I got rid of my boobs two months ago. I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 13. At 26, I found out I carried the “faulty” BRCA1 gene, putting my chance of getting breast cancer at 87%.
I haven’t had a mother for mother’s day since I was 13. Even though its been over decade since I lost her, Mother’s Day stings now just like it did back then.
Last week I underwent my first surgery in a series of procedures for my preventative double mastectomy.
Next week I’m getting a preventive double mastectomy due to my BRCA gene mutation that puts me at an 87% risk for breast cancer.