Wow! I went and got my nails done today before my surgery on Wednesday. It was a celebration/treat since this will be my last official surgery that will take me to the other side of this crazy journey. I still have 7 other masses to be removed in another area but I’ll be done with my breast surgery.
As I saw this color go on (party pink) tears came to my eyes. Tears of joy, tears of fear, tears of hope, and tears of guilt. The emotional rollercoaster I have been on is something that can not be explained. Feelings that can’t be put into words. I look forward to being on the other side of this and I’m so very grateful to have had the treatment options I did but at the same time I hate that I have friends still fighting.
Out of everything I’ve been through the one thing I have learned is to trust your gut and be an advocate for your own health. Cancer has no age requirement, your genetic play a roll but aren’t the end all, do self checks and follow up with your doctors. They just pushed the age recommendation for mammograms back yet more and more younger women are being diagnosed.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me, sent meals, cards, gifts, and just text messages. It truly means the world to me. My fights not over but this part will be Wednesday! #bcawareness#fighter#theotherside#doublemastectomy#warrior#scarsforlife#breastcancer#braca#gentic#surgery
Thanks to @schnaaz for this lovely example of a bridled dog.
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Now the science. You may look away if you like...
The Brindle Gene
Brindle is one of the recessive genes on the K locus. There are three K locus genes - K (dominant black, sometimes written as KB), kbr (brindle) and k (non-solid black - allows A locus to be expressed). K is the top dominant and k is the bottom recessive. kbr sits between the two. It is entirely dominated by K (so just one K allele will stop brindle from being expressed), but is dominant over k, so a brindle dog can have the genotype kbrkbr or kbrk.
A dog with one or two kbr alleles will express whichever alleles it has on the A locus, but any and all phaeomelanin (red) in the coat will be brindled. This means that the extent of the brindling on the coat depends on the A locus. The following list shows how the different A locus genes affect the appearance of brindle.
40410 February, 2019
Sometimes the best safety precaution you can have is knowing that your friends have your back. This summer me and my crew are gonna rock South Africa. One month full of laughter, fun, sweat and dedication😀