It's Wednesday once again and this week Jamie asks: "Wishcasting Wednesday: What Do You Wish for Your Health & Wellness?"
This question is near and dear to my heart. As I've written, I've tested positive for the BRCA2 gene which means I am more at risk for Breast and Ovarian cancer. It was crazy to think that I wouldn't be positive. My mom has had breast cancer, her mom, her mom's twins sister, and my mom's grandmother. There are a lot of decisions I need to make, but thankfully I don't need to make them right now. Do I have surgery? Do I pass on the surgery and try to just eat healthy and exercise and try to deal with stress better as well as have my preventative tests every 6 months? Do I just take a wait and see approach and make the decision as time goes on? Oh, and this gene also places me at higher risk for pancreatic cancer, which my grandmother's sister died of as well as melanoma. These are not a really high risk , but definitely higher than the general population.
What do I wish for my health and wellness? I wish that I will make the right decision for my overall health, including my mind, body, and spirit. I wish that no matter what decision I make, regarding this as well as any decision in my life, I make an informed decision based on facts and not fear. I wish to have a healthy mind body and spirit. I wish to make time to make this wish a reality.
What do you wish for?