Monday, February 16, 2009

Good news is like a box of chocolates

I've received two very good pieces of good news since Friday.
1. I am negative for the BRC1 and BRC2 gene, reducing my chance of getting breast cancer again.
2. The two additional biopsies I had on Friday, thought painful, came back benign.

I am so extremely lucky to have such a positive, hopeful diagnosis. I still can't believe how early I found it! Thanks to everyone who sent me good thoughts and prayers! I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. My surgery is scheduled for February 26th, but might be pushed back until mid March.


  1. Honey, I am so happy that you have created this Blog! You are an inspiration to me and hopefully this blog will inspire women (and men) to be proactive about their own health. I <3 you!

  2. Erica! Thank you so much for starting this. I wonder about you everyday, and this is a good way for me to keep up without you having to say the same thing to 20 people a day. I am so proud of your strength, and I know you are going to come out of this even stronger. I love you!


  3. So good to see you this weekend, and I am glad you started the blog. Justin and I will keep Seth and you in our prayers, but thrilled that the recent news has been so positive!!!! XOXO

  4. Thank you so much for starting this blog, Erica! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anymore we can do, just let us know! I am so proud of you for being so persistant with your health and for being one strong lady!


  5. Erica, I am so proud of you girl. You are doing such a great job with all of this. I am so happy that the updates are more and more positive every day. I am here for you - whatever you need you let me know.
    Love you,