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From the Feet Up

characters From the Feet Up 100 characters From the Feet Up This is a story that reminds you of the exceptional courage dignity and grace that women are capable of Tanya and her sister confront the BRCA cancer gene in a way that transcends any narrow definitions of womanhood'' Rachael TaylorThis dazzling memoir reveals one woman’s determination to overcome the odds and survive a frightening prognosisTanya Saad’s life wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t far off Happily occupied with a demanding job the competitive cycling she loved and the support of her irrepressible family she. Knowledge is power and now I just need to manage it In this memoir Tanya writes of both her childhood and adult experiences neatly weaving both narratives togetherTanya is the eldest of three girls She was born and raised in regional New South Wales where she and her family lived next door to her fraternal grandparents Tanya and her sisters played piano at eisteddfods were competitive swimmers with Olympic aspirations worked at the family s shoe stores and helped out on their grandparents farm One of the most significant events in her childhood occurred in 1990 when just after the Lebanese Civil War ended Tanya and her family spent three months in Lebanon visiting relativesAt the age of thirty in 2008 Tanya Saad tested positive for BRCA1 This meant that she had inherited a gene which had greatly increased her risk of developing aggressive breast and or ovarian cancer In the period immediately before her diagnosis Tanya lived in Canberra She was pursuing both a career in the public sector and competitive bicycle road racing Tanya had undertaken genetic testing as part of an hereditary cancer project after it was discovered that her father was a carrier of the faulty BRCA1 gene Her family history revealed that a number of women some aged in their early twenties across several generations had died of breast or ovarian cancer Both Tanya and her sister Paula had inherited the gene Tanya shares her thoughts and emotions as she comes to terms with the reality of being BRCA1 positive Preventative options include a bilateral mastectomy and either a complete or partial salpingo oophorectomy the removal of the uterine tubes and ovaries While this could reduce Tanya s risk of developing cancer by up to ninety percent it is a very confronting decision to make for a young and childless womanThere s a lot that is interesting and thought provoking in this memoir While I was reading the memoir primarily to learn about Tanya s life as a conseuence of carrying the BRCA1 breast and ovarian cancer gene I was interested in her experiences of otherness of growing up in regional Australia where being of Lebanese heritage would ensure she stood out and later of being a gay woman And I was especially interested in reading how she took control of both the options she had and the decisions she needed to makeBeing confronted by BRAC1 and its conseuences would be difficult for anyone The choices are daunting and the timeframes are often tight I d recommend Tanya Saad s memoir to anyone facing these choices but also to anyone interested in reading a thoughtful memoir by a young Australian woman who has had to make some difficult choices and who has done so with courage and graceJennifer Cameron Smith

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characters From the Feet Up 100 characters From the Feet Up To conflict But there were tough decisions ahead should she have her breasts and ovaries removed before the disease took hold Still a young woman yet to find a partner would she have time to have childrenTold with great verve and humour this memoir uestions what it is that makes you a woman shows how to meet adversity with courage and grace and offers some surprising revelations along the way As Tanya says ‘the profound moments in your life are not about getting what you want they are about discovering who you are?. This is a great book enjoyed itTanya had great courage and strength in doing what she had to doShe had a great supportive family she is very lucky

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characters From the Feet Up 100 characters From the Feet Up Wasn’t given to introspection Then the thunderbolt hit At the age of 30 Tanya discovered she had tested positive for the BRCA1 gene a gene that meant her chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer young just increased exponentially Worse was to come when one of her beloved younger sisters tested positive tooA resilient personality Tanya was used to meeting challenges Growing up as part of a Lebanese family in a small NSW country town then coming out as a gay woman in a conservative environment meant she was used. This is a great book about an amazing woman with an eually amazing familyIt is proof that what doesn t destroy us makes us strongerTanya s story is told in a very honest and often humorous way Her relationships with her sisters resonated with me detailing the additional responsibilities often taken on by the eldest childHer ability to keep focused in an ever changing family dynamic is admirableLove determination and strength of character are the hallmarks of this bookThis is such an awesome book that I received it in the mail yesterday morning and didn t put it down until I finished it last nightThank you Goodreads for choosing me to receive this book as a winner of a competition


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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Tanya Saad Tanya Saad Î 0 characters From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] Please note I choose not to give memoirs a star ratingAt the age of 30 Tanya Saad tested positive for BRCA1 a hereditary gene that greatly increases the risk of its carrier developing aggressive breast andor ovarian cancer forcing her to make difficult choices in order to preserve her health From the Feet Up is

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    Tanya Saad Î 0 characters Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Tanya Saad From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] ‘Knowledge is power and now I just need to manage it’In this memoir Tanya writes of both her childhood and adult experiences neatly weaving both narratives togetherTanya is the eldest of three girls She was born and raised in regional New South Wales where she and her family lived next door to her fraternal grandparents Tanya and her si

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    characters From the Feet Up From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] This is a great book about an amazing woman with an eually amazing familyIt is proof that what doesn't destroy us makes us strongerTanya's story is told in a very honest and often humorous way Her relationships w

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    From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] Very proud of my dear friend Tanya on her debut book

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    From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] This is a great book enjoyed itTanya had great courage and strength in doing what she had to doShe had a great supportive family she is very lucky

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    From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] Tanya Saad's memoir is compelling articulate informative and moving With the hereditary BRCA1 gene mutation and Tanya's family history it wasn't a case of if she got ovarian andor breast cancer but when Preventative treatment choices are confronting and life changing on both a physical and emotional level bilateral mastectomy removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries but in terms of risk management they're also life affirming Tanya

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Tanya Saad From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] Tanya Saad Î 0 characters Tanya tells an important story The writing is not the easiest style to read but it is ok Her story is worth knowing

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    From the Feet Up [Pdf Download] This book struck accord with me and I cannot recommend it highly enough

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