From my initial post:

This is quite strange for me. It feels weird to be posting on a blog that’s not the one that bears my name. I do have a web presence and have always been very open in sharing things about myself.  However, since being diagnosed as being BRCA1 Positive, I’ve been more private than ever.  There are several reasons for this:

* I’m still dealing with it myself.

* I haven’t even told all of the immediate members of my family.

* My children (and siblings) still need to be tested and each have a 50% chance of being positive as well and I don’t feel that it’s my place to make public statements about their health statuses.

* I’m going through some surgical procedures that others may not fully understand and I don’t feel that I wish to explain my choices to everyone that I work with, grew up with,  and know casually.

* I don’t want to be the subject of the (albeit well-meaning) gossip at work.

* I just feel more comfortable this way.

So, it’s not particularly a secret but I don’t want to use my personal blog to talk about what I’m feeling and going through.  I’m going to use this space to express my feelings, talk about what I’m going through mentally and physically and interact with anyone who is also going through their own journey.