Who knew being “Freshly Pressed” could be so exciting? My tiny little blog doesn’t know what hit it. But I like it. So to everyone, who has come here as a result of my “One Step” post, I thank you. Thank you sooo much for reading, commenting, liking, emailing, and following me on Twitter. I have read every single comment and feel so much happiness out of seeing so many people who enjoyed the post.
I hope you stick around. I cannot guarantee Freshly Pressed material every day. But you will get lots of running talk, my BRCA journey, good eats (followed by terrible pictures), my wedding plans, and lots of stories of my fluffy kitten who has me wrapped around his little white paw. Thank you, readers from the bottom of my heart. You all made my day. Heck, you made my week. 🙂
In other DW news, I am cancer-less for another 6 months! For you newbies, I am BRCA1 positive meaning I have a 80% lifetime chance of developing breast cancer due to a gene that I inherited from my mom. Because my strong family history and high chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancer, I am being closely followed by an oncologist. So every 6 months I get a mammogram or breast MRI, a pelvic ultrasound, a CA 125 blood test, and a physical exam from my doctor.
I met with my doc this morning and she told me all of my tests looked great and after the exam told me everything looked and felt normal. So I am good to go until July. It’s a HUGE weight lifted off of my shoulders. Because even though chances of cancer are less at my young age, there is really no telling if or when I am going to get back those iffy test results. It feels good to know that I have someone following my case so closely. So if something ever does happen, we can catch it early. Surveillance yall…it’s worth it!
Since my appointment was down in Fredericksburg, I stayed in town a little longer for a chat sesh and coffee with my best friend, who I don’t see nearly enough. It was so nice to talk in person and laugh loudly like we like to do. Girl time is so necessary even if it’s only for an hour.
Freshly Pressed, clear tests, and BFFs…happy Wednesday to me. (aaaaand I just made an awesome rhyme.) 🙂