Wednesday, July 9th at 7:30am I will be at Johns Hopkins Hospital to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy. Don't google it. Just know its a preventative double mastectomy because I don't want cancer and I'm at high risk due to some stupid genetic mutation (BRCA2). I posted more about this a few months back. I'm going to try to keep up with this blog when I can because it may be a good distraction for me as soon as I am able to type. I want to thank everyone who's thought of me, prayed for me, PM'd me questions and advice and shown care and concern for me. I'm so grateful beyond words. I know I am not the only one to experience this. In fact, there are many that have had cancer and didn't have the opportunity to attempt to prevent breast cancer at all. I'm grateful that I had the chance to toil over what decision I would make to be preventative when it comes to cancer. I'm glad that my eyes are opened and that modern medicine is giving me head start. I do not feel bad for myself, but I'm sobered by the reality of what I'm about to step into.
Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." (Matthew 6:25-7:29)