One thought kept coming to my mind, “was I at risk?”. After her surgeries I asked her surgeon what her diagnosis meant for me. I was relieved to learn her type of cancer wasn’t hereditary and that it was linked to environmental factors. I then asked my Dr. what the environmental factors were, I got a very simple answer of alcohol and cigarettes increasing risks. I thought that was great news since I’ve never smoked and rarely drink, but what about the decades of 2nd hand smoke and the few years I drank heavily?
I was shocked at how many potentially harmful chemicals I was intentionally bringing into my life and I began to systematically remove them from my life.