My Little Bs Have the Big C

A Breast Cancer Blog For Young Women

Bits Of Happiness #7: Celebrations


IMG_0755Today I got some great news.  The results of my genetic testing came back and I am negative for the BRCA mutation and any other mutation that is associated with breast cancer.  While this is the best possible outcome on so many levels, the mystery continues as to why so many women in my family get breast cancer.  More on that and my genetic results another time.

Today, I celebrated the good news by treating myself to a dozen oysters, my first since starting chemo, a glass of wine and a spring manicure.  It turns out that there’s a Wild Edibles near the cancer center and they have $1 oysters every day from noon to six.  It just so happens that I get radiation there 5 times a week!  There is a silver lining to every cloud!

It’s not often you get to celebrate during cancer treatment and diagnosis but when there is reason, you better take advantage!


9 thoughts on “Bits Of Happiness #7: Celebrations

  1. Thank you, Carrie, for this and all your posts.

    At a much lower order of magnitude, some months ago a brave MRI technician thought she was going to persuade me to keep still for the MRI scan of a herniated disk in my neck. The pain was so severe I couldn’t hold position long enough for one of (was it?) nine scans. I left unscanned, to be x-rayed, merely, and physical therapied. Enough for me to imagine the will it took for you to endure such purposeful abuse.

  2. Congrats on your genetic results!! This is a big deal and a good reason to celebrate. I wish I would have been in the city to celebrate with you. One day we’ll meet up!

  3. Congrats! So much to celebrate and you did it well. Sounds like a great day.

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