Ok, so I really should have said diet, exercise and stress reduction! Right now, that is my plan for how to deal with my BRCA 2 test results. At this point, I am not willing to remove body parts. To be honest, I am scared of many things, both having surgery and not having surgery. I honestly can't imagine removing my breasts without actually needing to, but I also am totally scared that I will get cancer and die early.
I am trying to make some pretty radical changes to my diet. My goal is to eventually eat a vegan raw diet, but for now, it is very slow going. I have started eating green smoothies in the morning, the problem is that I am still eating foods that are not really what I should be eating. I am hoping that I can increase the good foods and in return, I will decrease the amount of bad foods. I am hoping to increase my exercise and lose weight.
As for stress management, I have 3 small kids and life is a little crazy. I need to make sure that I make time to be creative. That is the biggest piece of my stress reduction plan. I also need to make time for yoga and meditation.
All this being said, I don't know what the future will bring. As time passes, I may change my mind and decide to have surgery. At this point, I don't want surgery, bit this is not a decision I plan to make lightly. I will be doing a ton of research and try to find out what the next steps should be.