Angelina Jolie writes of her preventative double mastectomy that occurred in February. Through genetic testing, Jolie discovered she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
Whether we are the center of tabloid fodder or live quiet lives, we all have the potential to face the same diseases. God, no matter who we are, it's tough to make major decisions about our health. Surgery recovery is full of pain. Facing illness takes so much energy. I ask you, God , to help me make the best decisions about my health, from food choices and vitamins to exercise and rest. And when it comes time for the big health decisions, give me courage, strength and peace to select the best option for me, even if it means major surgery and days of healing pain. Amen.
My Medical Choice, by Angelina Jolie