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User Image katie.previvor Posted: Feb 21, 2018 3:25 AM (UTC)

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Pre-op appointment went well. Lots of info about the recovery and what to expect. I’m looking forward to putting this step behind me. 🙌 One week away!
#preop #previvor #brca2 #brcastrong #brcastrong #brca #plastics #mastectomy #pbm #preventativedoublemastectomy #countingdown #reconstruction #brcamom
My favorite way to see that hospital bed. Mom made her way home today just in time for a week of some of the most perfect lazy-lay-around-the-house-weather.
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Mom’s chose flap surgery. So for reconstruction, instead of implants, she has had fat and muscle moved from her abdomen to to be used for reconstruction.
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As much as this is a great option for those who qualify for it, it does mean a longer recovery time (6-8 weeks as opposed to just 2-3).
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The pros and cons don’t stop with just the recovery process. What matters most to you? Longer surgery or shorter one? The final product develops naturally with your body or perky stay forever? Do I even do reconstruction at all? All in one go or a process of expanders and then a second surgery?
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All I can say- choose the route that is right for you and you only.
User Image brcastrong Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:57 AM (UTC)

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User Image plotting2previve Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:40 AM (UTC)

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It was hard to have lived my days in sadness and in anger for losing my mother and aunt to breast cancer, and for almost losing my grandmother to that very same disease.
Over time I've learned to see that they hold the key to my journey. They have given me a fighting chance to save my own life.
Winter of 2016 I tested positive for BRCA1. A genetic mutation that increases your chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  Never had I felt so alone and scared  since the day I lost my mom. I desperately thought
who else was out there walking my similar journey of ticking time bombs, awaiting the day cancer would take over their body!? Screenings and medication the rest of my life was not a life I wanted to live, so I decided a double mastectomy was my chance of survival,  my chance of growing old with my husband, and getting the chance to watch the lives of my kids flourish.  I dedicate this journey of survival to them,  and to all those feeling alone and scared, no matter the battle that you are facing. Together we are stronger. #youarenotalone #bebrave #lovedeeply #BRCA1 #BRCA #canceronthesidelines #plottingtoprevive #geneticmuatation #togetherwearestronger #ohana #breastiesunite #iamnotalone #wearenotalone #sisepuede #breastcancerawareness  #doublemasectomy #beyourownhero #prophylacticdoublemasectomy #tickingtimebombs #previvors
#myboobsareplottingtokillme @paige_previvor @draindollies
User Image spunkyfitgirl Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:21 AM (UTC)

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"I can't wait to have an amazing body." What does that even mean?? YOU have an amazing body right now!!!!!!
Your body is living and breathing and keeping you ALIVE.

There are people taking their last breath that would give ABSOLUTELY anything to have your currently amazing body. ❤️ You have to learn to love yourself the way you are. ❤️ Do something very loving for your body to take care of it.
❤️ Take selfies and love them with your whole heart.

That is how you pay homage to your currently absolutely FREAKING AMAZING body.
#youarebeautiful #youareamazing #brca #brca2 #brca1 #previvor #diep #momofthree #momlife #dogmom #basketballmom #soccermom #workfromhomemom #workfromhome #overcome #ceomom #coffeelover
User Image bootsandglutes Posted: Feb 21, 2018 1:51 AM (UTC)
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@bachelorabc & stretching, two of my favorite things these days 😅 Who else is watching Arie's season?! This 80-day program is challenging the hell out of me but I'm seeing changes like never before. Between weights, sliders, bands, cardio-- every move is something different which is perfect for my short attention span. I definitely see it being my new go-to 😍
User Image previvor_sarah Posted: Feb 21, 2018 12:32 AM (UTC)

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Am I the only one leery of vitamins? I mean, how do you KNOW the vitamins you take do what they say? I’m a total seeing is believing kind of girl.

But, vitamins! Uh...do they really work?? Ours do!!! I’ve talked to a lot of people on taking the 90 day challenge! Take your blood before starting our peak performance vitamins then again after at 90 days. If it’s not changed, you get ALL your money back!! Seriously...these are amazing!! Thank you, Michelle, for letting me share these!!
#90daychallenge #melaluca #peakperformance #sarahmk #brca #pbm #ooph #toxinfree #oliga #scoliosis #peakbone #oa #vitamins #highcholesterol #bp
User Image bootsandglutes Posted: Feb 21, 2018 12:24 AM (UTC)
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Behind-the-scenes of my passion 😍 I have my bachelors in broadcast journalism & always had dreams of being the next Barbara Walters. But the Universe had other plans for me 💕
Few people know that despite winning a YouTube competition, interviewing a Pulitzer Prize winner, and filming a short documentary in Central America all before 21-- I was rejected from every news station I applied to post-graduation. Even print newspapers at that time in Maine thought video was too advanced for their websites 🙄 So I sat behind a desk and answered phones for years before finding a Corporate job behind the camera (😴). Then health coaching literally fell on my lap two years ago-- and I even tried to push it off my lap a few times 😂 But I finally figured out how I could turn my passion for helping others, being creative, and spreading a positive message into a brand new, shiny dream that no hiring manager could tell me I wasn't good enough for.
And the best part: I get to do it all on MY terms. Because this chick doesn't handle micromanaging very well 😬🤷🏻‍♀️ and now I don't have to.

Rejection sucks, but it always propels you the direction you're meant to go if you follow your heart. I believe that now more than ever. What would you be doing today if you followed yours? I'd love to hear 💕
User Image powerofgenetics Posted: Feb 20, 2018 11:44 PM (UTC)

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Most cases of breast cancer are not caused by hereditary cancer syndromes.
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Here’s a brief explanation of the way cancers are often categorized:
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Sporadic Cancer – Cancer that occurs by random chance. They are associated with somatic mutations in cells which are acquired throughout a persons lifetime. People with sporadic cancer typically do not have relatives with the same type of cancer and are usually diagnosed at older ages.
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Familial Cancer – These cancers may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors. People with familial cancer may have one or more relatives with the same type of cancer; however, there does not appear to be a specific pattern of inheritance (e.g., the cancer risk is not clearly passed from parent to child), ages of diagnosis are not too unusual/young and there is no identified genetic syndrome in the family.
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Hereditary Cancer – Cancer occurs when an altered gene (gene change) is passed down in the family from parent to child. People with hereditary cancers are more likely to have relatives with the same type or a related type of cancer. They may develop more than one cancer and their cancer often occurs at an earlier than average age.
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#powerofgenetics #genetics #geneticcounseling #genetictesting #cancerawareness #brca #breastcancerawareness #lynch #hereditary #dna #pog #cancerprevention

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