Wednesday, May 21, 2008

BRCA helps me procrastinate

So I'm procrastinating at work (story of my life, also why I don't direct my colleagues to check out my blog... well... that and other reasons) and I just wanted to say a few words about the FORCE conference. It was really wonderful and life-changing.

At one point during the first day, everyone was in a big hall listening to some opening remarks and I looked around at all the women (and some men) gathered and had this overwhelming urge to just burst into tears. I think it's because I was so warmed by the thought that this many people would gather together and openly share their stories, their hope, and their encouragement. I felt like I was part of a community of people who are all struggling with the same issues with the same fears and decisions to make - rather than an individual battling alone and in silence. The whole conference was worth it just for that sense of togetherness and support that it generated, and I'm really thankful I got to be a part of it.

Of course it was also great because of the wealth of information presented, much of which I promise I'll describe soon. In the meantime, I know I mentioned FORCE before but please take a look, if you haven't already, at their website facingourrisk.org. It's got great information and a very active message board.

I am not alone, and neither are you.

1 comment:

Lil Sass said...

Hy darlin, reading your posts and those of Amy over at http://www.bridgesgirl.com/BridgesGirl are really making me sad that I didn't go. What is the matter with me? Well, it's always a money thing though I think I'll prepare for next year and start auctioning off my organs or something. I mean hell ... it's not like I can DONATE MY EGGS *sheesh*. I am really, really happy that you went and felt supported and loved and part of a family. Cause that's what we are ;-)